This new solo show by artist photographer Ugo Ricciardi offers a glimpse into the evolution of the Nightscapes project, started in 2015 and still ongoing. From the fairytale landscapes of the Western Alps to the powerful mystical presence of Greek and Keltic ruins.
Starting on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, Burning Giraffe Art Gallery presents the exhibition “Nightscapes 2015-2018”, a solo show by Italian artist-photographer Ugo Ricciardi. The exhibition is the natural continuation of the artist’s previous solo show entitle Officium, by adding previously inedited shots, taken from 2015 to 2018, to a selection of those present in that occasion; a new series of his evocative nocturnal landscapes, in which the silence of the depicted places is interrupted by the solitary alien presence of light drawings highlighting Nature’s beauty by interacting with it. The delicate winter lyricism of mountain valleys and the austere archaism of millenary olive trees, work as counterpoint to the magniloquent ruins of Magno-Greek and Keltic religious architectures, respectively from Sicily and Northern Ireland, capturing and reinvigorating their ancestral spiritual and mystical presence. The light paintings, which characterize each picture, by perfectly interacting with the depicted places, are captured during long exposure times and are the only source of light of the photographs, along with that of the moon, always caught during its full phase. The artist’s intention is that of keeping intact and unaltered the purity of the image, executing, only when necessary, a delicate, almost imperceptible, post-production work, which is never aimed at denaturalizing a project that finds its major strength in its mystical and dreamlike naturalness.