Rossano B Maniscalchi, ‘Since I Lost You’, ca. 2011, Screaming Abdabs Gallery

‘Since I Lost You’ is an image which tells a universal story with direct simplicity. The viewer is faced with a glass barrier upon which tiny beads of water stand pert to form a dappled screen. From the other side, the face of a beautiful woman looks out. The viewer will never know the nature of her loss, nor the ending to her story. This study is about the moment of realisation in which this woman exchanges her recoil of thought for a desire to escape and search. She is sealed into a watertight vacuum, devoid of the soul which she has lost. The pressure of her three fingers pressed against the glass is the only small clue to her despair. She is captive in this space, yet resolute in her expression to find a way out. Her face is calm, yet the droplets of water may well symbolize the tears behind her composed demeanour. Her lustreous soft pink lips gently part to reveal pearls of a potentially devastating smile in happier times. Her soft grey wanderlust eyes remain focused in a steadfast skyward gaze at an object for which her right hand is poised to reach out, the identity of which remains a mystery to the viewer. One can only hope that she will unlock the route to her freedom and reunite with her lost soul.

‘Since I Lost You’ is a limited edition fine art photograph created by the acclaimed Italian photographer Rossano B Maniscalchi. This photograph is an erotic artistic study offered in 10 limited editions exclusively for sale at the ‘Screaming Abdabs Gallery’. The print quality is a minimum 300 dpi in four colour CMYK. Printed onto Canson Fine Art Cotton Paper, guaranteed 100 years to resist damage caused by UV light. Size of photographic print 45 x 60 cm. Orientation of print is landscape. Mounted into a white compressed board frame to a depth of 15 cm, giving a total framed size of 75 x 90 cm and sealed in a clear laminate pocket to protect both the frame and the photographic print.

Signature: Signed by Rossano B Maniscalchi

02–06 July 2011
Exhibition title: All or Nothing
Celebrating 150 years of a united Italy
The Italian Institute of Culture Gallery
Sporkova 14, Prague 1, Czech Republic

02–06 November 2011
Exhibition title: All or Nothing
Biennale of Venice 54th International Art Exhibition
Celebrating 150 years of a united Italy. Curator Vittorio Sgarbi
La Biennale di Venezia
Ca’ Giustinian, San Marco 1366/a 30124, Venezia, Italy

27 June – 30 November 2012
Exhibition title: All or Nothing
Villa Olmi Resort Gallery
Via degli Olmi 4/8, Bagno a Ripoli 50012, Florence, Italy

Face it, 200 pages, first published 2013 (5 copies) €150.00 / £135.00 ISBN 978-80-260-4444-4 available at www.screamingabdabs.gallery

A Certificate of Provenance will be provided by Screaming Abdabs Gallery, signed by Rossano B Maniscalchi, dated and the Limited Edition number will be confirmed.

About Rossano B Maniscalchi

Italian, b. 1962, Firenze, Italy, based in Italy & USA

Exhibition Highlights

2016
Castello di Sammizzano, 
Florence, Italy,
Rossano B Maniscalchi
2015
Palazzo Capponi, 
Florence, Italy,
Beyond
2012
Villa Olmi Resort Gallery, 
Florence, Italy,
All or Nothing
2011
Italian Cultural Institute, 
Prague-Prague 1, Czechia,
All or Nothing
2011
Biennale of Venice 54th International Art Exhibition, 
Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy,
All or Nothing

Solo Shows

2016
Castello di Sammizzano, 
Florence, Italy,
Rossano B Maniscalchi
2015
Palazzo Capponi, 
Florence, Italy,
Beyond
2012
Villa Olmi Resort Gallery, 
Florence, Italy,
All or Nothing
2011
Italian Cultural Institute, 
Prague-Prague 1, Czechia,
All or Nothing
2011
Biennale of Venice 54th International Art Exhibition, 
Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy,
All or Nothing
2009
Bohemian National Hall Gallery, 
New York, NY, United States,
All or Nothing
2009
MANES Gallery, 
Prague-Prague 1, Czechia,
Do Not Enter
2008
Gallery G Modern Art, 
Olomouc, Czechia,
Concept Quo?!
2008
Italian Cultural Institute, 
Prague-Prague 1, Czechia,
Concept Quo?!
2007
Italian Cultural Institute, 
Vancouver, BC, Canada,
Concept Quo?!
2006
Minimal Art Gallery, 
Trieste, Italy,
Piercing the Veil
2005
MIRO Gallery, 
Prague-Prague 1, Czechia,
Without Sound – Retrospective
2005
Palazzo Covoni Gallery, 
Florence, Italy,
Without Sound Celebrity Portraits
2005
International Photographer’s Festival Gallery Sala Giubileo, 
Trieste, Italy,
Without Sound Celebrity Portraits
2004
Italian Cultural Institute, 
Kraków, Poland,
My Europe: European Writer’s and Poet’s
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