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Paolo Ventura

The Silent City, 2018

Acrylic, photography, different papers
10 7/10 × 8 3/10 in
27.1 × 21 cm
This is a unique work.
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Amsterdam
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Flatland Gallery
Amsterdam
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Paolo Ventura (1968, Milan, Italy) invents stories. Like all good storytellers, Ventura was raised …

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Paolo Ventura (1968, Milan, Italy) invents stories. Like all good storytellers, Ventura was raised on them and appears to have a natural gift for narrative. Paolo Ventura’s work has been exhibited worldwide, including the Italian Pavilion of the 2011 Venice Biennale. Ventura studied at the Milan’s Accademia di Belle …

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Paolo Ventura
Italian , b. 1968
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There is a hazy sense of timelessness in the photographs of Paolo Ventura. The Italian artist makes images of what he calls “invented worlds” or “ir-realities,” using cardboard and found objects from flea markets and eBay to construct a universe of elaborate dioramas filled with tiny details, which he then photographs as though they were life-size. The result is a cloudy, undefined atmosphere where narratives play out like dreams, somewhere between fantasy and memory. Though placed in ambiguous settings, his work often references the period surrounding World War II, as well as fantastical stories told by his father, a children’s book author.

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Paolo Ventura (1968, Milan, Italy) invents stories. Like all good storytellers, Ventura was raised …

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Paolo Ventura (1968, Milan, Italy) invents stories. Like all good storytellers, Ventura was raised on them and appears to have a natural gift for narrative. Paolo Ventura’s work has been exhibited worldwide, including the Italian Pavilion of the 2011 Venice Biennale. Ventura studied at the Milan’s Accademia di Belle …

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Paolo Ventura
Paolo Ventura
Italian , b. 1968
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There is a hazy sense of timelessness in the photographs of Paolo Ventura. The Italian artist makes images of what he calls “invented worlds” or “ir-realities,” using cardboard and found objects from flea markets and eBay to construct a universe of elaborate dioramas filled with tiny details, which he then photographs as though they were life-size. The result is a cloudy, undefined atmosphere where narratives play out like dreams, somewhere between fantasy and memory. Though placed in ambiguous settings, his work often references the period surrounding World War II, as well as fantastical stories told by his father, a children’s book author.

Paolo Ventura

The Silent City, 2018

Acrylic, photography, different papers
10 7/10 × 8 3/10 in
27.1 × 21 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
Amsterdam
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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