His last work, is introspective, almost metaphysical visions of memories, visitations, dedications, cultural experiences of which Barbieri has been a scholar and an interpreter for all his life.
It is as if now he wanted to give to his beloved instrument, the camera, the opportunity to reinvent images that he has already acquired over his life, images that left a mark in the long road that he has been following for years. Hence, these are no longer snapshots of sensuality; rather, they are descriptions of situations, moments, events stuck in his mind, memories of sensations he had in museums, experiences from night-time readings.
Skin is pure poetry, concealed in his mind for a long time. Images, which though shaped to the smallest detail, never lose the existence in the instant, breathe their current times and feel the pulse of life under their ‘skin’.
This is the touch of the master. Making the watcher recall feelings, as in a déjà vu, dragging him into the world of his imagination, making him lose his way in a maze of double experiences, where the creator’s one and the watcher’s one blend together and give birth to emotions, as in a silent theatre, where the image is enough to express much more than a text read aloud.
Barbieri’s touch and what ruled the Hellenic ancient times for years: beauty.
In this way, the Narcissus becomes an important witness: like him, Barbieri also looks at himself in the mirror of water, and prefers to kill himself with his own beloved beauty, rather than betray his ideals.
Aaron Baghetti was born in Milan by father Giancarlo, journalist and photographer, as well as known Ferrari Formula 1 race driver (the only rookie to have won a Grand Prix F1 at his first race). Aaron is interested in photography since childhood and already at the age of sixteen he decides to follow his passion and to become a professional photographer.
The premature death of his father, has deeply marked him, but has also encouraged the growth of his own charisma, the development of a deep inner world, and a very keen sense of observation. This led to his artistic inspiration, to build on his cultural and emotional baggage (futurism, trans-avangarde, science fiction), generating his desire to raise his gaze, to look ahead, to travel around the world for shooting the powerful images of his first exhibition “Alza Lo Sguardo” (Tilt-up), and to finally focus on Fine Art Photography.
In October 2013 and in May 2014 he has exposed at the London Photo Festival and has shown a motion photograph at Saatchi Gallery. He has launched his new project “Humans or Replicants – Love in the Age of the Unreal” at the Fifth edition of Art Takes Miami-Scope Art Miami: this collection will be presented within MIA Photo Fair 2016.
At the edge between the real and the unreal, the true and the false, the original and the fake, who are we going to love?
This is the question which inspired this collection. Through his powerful shots, Aaron Baghetti makes real the un-living mannequins of high street window displays worldwide. He captures the truth of their...
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