Green Cotisso, Eucalyptus Wood, Coca Leaves, Ccochinilla Dyed Yarn, Algae, Green Pigment, Conchas de Abanico in Paracas, 2019
Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemühle paper
45 x 30 cm
Edition of 10 + 2AP
Signed and numbered on a label
ABOUT THE WORK
In Lorenzo Vitturi’s photographs, we see a cacophony of texture and colour. The camera documents the makeshift sculptures and interventions in the landscape, and as such, they endure. The landscape interventions mirror the impermanent nature of a rapidly changing globalised world in which cultures fuse.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
The body of work of Lorenzo Vitturi (1980, IT) investigates urban changes beyond Western cities, processes of cultural mixing and their complexities, and the movement of people and goods in a globalised world.
Playing with the combination of reality and fiction, mixing photography, sculpture, painting and performance, he builds temporary sets in his studio, drawing from specific geographical environments. His projects focus on cities including Lagos, London and Venice and selected areas in Peru; on their colours and shapes and the communities that inhabit them. Vitturi uses selected materials in his sculptures and photographs to investigate the passage of time in a globalised world, capturing its mutations.
Vitturi lives in London, UK. His first institutional solo show took place at Foam 3h in 2013. Solo exhibitions include Dalston Anatomy at The Photographers’ Gallery (London), Contact Gallery (Toronto), and CNA (Luxembourg). Vitturi also participated to group exhibitions at MAXXI (Rome), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Palazzo Reale (Milan), La Triennale (Milan), BOZAR (Brussels), K11 Art Museum (Shanghai), Barbican Centre and Somerset House (London). Publications include Dalston Anatomy (2013) and Money Must Be Made (2017). Vitturi won several awards including the Photography Grand Prix at the Hyeres International Festival in 2014. More recently he was chosen as one of the winners of the Grand Prix Images Vevey in Switzerland (2018).
The exhibition Materia Impura, which can be seen at Foam until 19 January 2020, summarises ten years of research, combining Vitturi’s earlier projects Dalston Anatomy, Droste Effect, Debris and Other Problems and Money Must Be Made. It also presents the first output of Vitturi’s new work Caminantes (Spanish for walkers). This project draws inspiration from his family history and explores the encounters between and merging of different cultures. In the 1960s, his father, originally from Venice, crossed the Atlantic to open a Murano glass factory in Peru.