My works transform the immediate reality using digital photography enabling it to become a surreal realm filled with symbols, myths and meanings than give ”plain” photography a welcomed new way to become a different visual language. I am also interested in areas that at first glance lack relevant esthetic content and the possibility to imbue them with an aura of visual refinemen.
When used with skill, photography serves well to represent the past to us, and how could this be done better than in Italy, where layers have built up and the genius of history is inborn?
He has explored the “Via Augusta”, which leads to Aosta and the Alps, the city of Arles, where Roman and Romanic art live side by side and where the Alyscamps constitutes the Western World’s most famous ancient necropolis.
In his home town of Reggio Emilia, he has magnificently inventoried the Marbles Gallery and Courtyard.
Whatever the project he takes on or the appointment received, Marcello Grassi seeks and finds: driven by a profound ancient culture, he demonstrates a rare sense of stone, a great skill in the use of his equipment and a radiant understanding of light....