Gianluca Balocco

Gianluca Balocco

Isolo 17 Verona

GIANLUCA BALOCCO
Artist, Photographer, Writer


THE RESEARCH
Thinking to global warming, sustainability, energy and energy resources availability, environmental pollution, and also to the Future of World and perhaps ... of Man, can be painful and without hope!
I would like that Art could make people think, providing hope too thinks and true real dreams for a real and important change, positive and Why not ? Also nice!
As an author and photographer I am involved in anthropology and environment questions
My research considers photography as a reflection of reality which produces the truth: truth is not reality, but what is revealed when reality turns into image.
My photographic shootings originate contemplating the relationship between Man and Environment as well as the connection between the planet’s history and the life of plants.
I recently published (with Editor Aboca Italy) a photo book entitled “Naked Plants”, the result of two working years with cooperation of scientists and researchers (Professor Stefano Mancuso, Researcher PhD Carla Balocco), philosophers and art historians (Professor Riccardo Panattoni, Professor Elio Grazioli, Professor Michael Pollan – NY Usa).

During this experience, I grew and photographed living plants, completely denuded and everyday suspended in places for short periods. (homes, museums, historical monuments, streets, etc.).
This research aimed at revealing the life, intelligence and sensitivity of the plants in a dimension which is unknown to man who are used to confine the world of...
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