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Alberto Brusamolino

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Exhibition view, Celle del Dormitorio. The frescoes by Angelico at San Marco in Florence, Whitecross Gallery, London, 2007 © Alberto Brusamolino, courtesy Whitecross Gallery, London
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Cell 37(#2), Crucifixion with Saint Dominic (from Celle del Dormitorio. The frescoes by Angelico at San Marco in Florence Series 2002-2007), 2007 Two Black And White Photographic Prints. Unique Work. 15x31 Cm, 22x10 Cm (Framed) © Alberto Brusamolino, courtesy Whitecross Gallery, London
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Corridor 1(#2), Annunciation (detail of the Virgin's hands), (from Celle del Dormitorio, The frescoes by Angelico at San Marco in Florence series). Portable diptych for private devotion or daily use., 2007 Three Black And White Photographic Prints, Double Frame, Glass Support Ca. 13x38 Cm Open. Ed. 1/3 © Alberto Brusamolino, courtesy Whitecross Gallery, London
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Corridor 1(#2), Annunciation (detail of the Virgin's hands), (from Celle del Dormitorio, The frescoes by Angelico at San Marco in Florence series). Portable diptych for private devotion or daily use., 2007 Three Black And White Photographic Prints, Double Frame, Glass Support Ca. 13x38 Cm Open. Ed. 1/3 © Alberto Brusamolino, courtesy Whitecross Gallery, London
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Exhibition view, Celle del Dormitorio - The frescoes by Angelico at San Marco in Florence, Whitecross Gallery, London, 2007 © Alberto Brusamolino, courtesy Whitecross Gallery, London
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Cell 41, Crucifixion with the Virgin, Mary Magdalene and Saint Dominic (from Celle del Dormitorio. The frescoes by Angelico at San Marco in Florence Series), 2002 Three Black And White Photographic Prints, Gilded Wooden Canopy, Black Plexiglass, Framed 42,5x32,5 Cm. Unique Work. © Alberto Brusamolino, courtesy Whitecross Gallery, London
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Cell 42, Crucifixion with Mary, Martha and Saint Dominic (from Celle del Dormitorio. The frescoes by Angelico at San Marco in Florence Series 2002-2007), 2002 Four Black And White Photographic Prints, Two Vintage Albumen Prints, Metal Skull, Terra Cotta Skull, Black Plexiglass, Framed 42,5x32,5 Cm. Unique Work. © Alberto Brusamolino, courtesy Whitecross Gallery, London
Cell37_2002
Cell 37, Crucifixion with Saints and without the Virgin (from Celle del Dormitorio. The frescoes by Angelico at San Marco in Florence Series 2002-2007), 2002 Three Black And White Photographic Prints, Wooden Cross, Black Plexiglass, Framed 42,5x32,5 Cm. Unique Work.
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Corridor 2, Saint Dominic embracing the Cross (from Celle del Dormitorio. The frescoes by Angelico at San Marco in Florence Series 2002-2007), 2007 Two Black And White Photographic Prints. Ed. 2/5 45x35 Cm, 51x40 Cm © Alberto Brusamolino, courtesy Whitecross Gallery, London
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Exhibition view, Celle del Dormitorio. The frescoes by Angelico at San Marco in Florence, Whitecross Gallery, London, 17 may - 9 june 2007 © Alberto Brusamolino, courtesy Whitecross Gallery, London
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Annunciation, detail of the loggia looking onto the garden (From Celle del Dormitorio. The frescoes by Angelico at San Marco in Florence Series 2002-2007), 2002 Black And White Photographic Print, Framed. 100x70 Cm © Alberto Brusamolino, courtesy Whitecross Gallery, London
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Florence, Italy
Birth year
1965
Lives in
Paris
Works in
Paris
Representing galleries
Tags
brusamolino, alberto, mixed-media, photography
Statement

 

A fascination with male figure, Christian imagery, sacred subjects and older art, especially devotional painting of the Renaissance has often haunted the work of Alberto Brusamolino as he uses a variety of different approaches to the subjects in an effort to confront our experience with them and our relationship to them. Like many other artists, Brusamolino has felt the need to study the art of the past.

Masterpieces from the past not only suggest technical skills; they also offer a wide range of allegories and symbols for translating personal feelings into works and photographs.
Religious works of the fifteenth century were his main preoccupation, and several of these - Fra Angelico's frescoes cycle at San Marco in Florence, later helped shape works in his own Celle del Dormitorio most important photographic series (2002-2007). The works are lifelike and sillent, like the paintings and the frescoes that inspired them. I'm interested in what Fra Angelico didn't paint, those steps in between, says Alberto Brusamolino about this work. The images explore an unseen world of feeling and beauty (sensuality), of memory, of emotions, between tradition and contemporary.

In a notebook he kept during the years of this series, Brusamolino made a list of his interests that included:
Passions, facial expressions in art history. Sorrowing Madonnas, Cult of the Saints, Stories. Iconography. Annunciation, Visitation, Crucifixion, Deposition, etc ..., Passion of Christ. Tears, crying, sacrifice, emotion, spiritual representation. Void, compassion. Light. Space and sacred architecture, sacred spaces. Black and white.

The detailed attention which Brusamolino pays to his compositions and to cropping images is supplemented by an exceptional interest in frames, mounts and the hanging of his work.
In his latest solo show at the Whitecross gallery, London (2007) his photographs and assemblages vie for attention, playing off each other to build contrasting, often contradictory situations.

More recently, Brusamolino experimentations with the cut up technique source material from magazines together with his own photographs, brought him closer to an exploration of the figurative representations of the human body. Using contemporary sources from magazines, photographs and art, Brusamolino manipulates meanings and shifts contexts through layering and juxtaposition.

Brusamolino's elegant Sympathy for Japan series (2008-ongoing) of multi-layered, often homoerotic collages, fuses Japanese prints, symbols and photographs to create one singular interwoven aesthetic that examines conventional ideas of gender identity in contemporary culture and Japanese ancestral past.

Alberto Brusamolino is represented by Whitecross Gallery, London, UK

 


 

Born 1965 in Florence, Italy. Lives and works in Paris.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2009
SALON, Whitecross Gallery, London (group show, new works)

2008
SALON, Whitecross Gallery, London (group show, selected new works)
GROUP SHOW, Whitecross Gallery, London (group show, selected new collages)

2007
ART PROTECTS, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris (group show, benefit exhibition)
ALBERTO BRUSAMOLINO, CELLE DEL DORMITORIO, The frescoes by Angelico at San Marco in Florence, Whitecross Gallery, London (solo, limited edition multiples)
ARTIFICIALIA , Un cabinet de curiosités contemporain, Fondation Nationale des arts plastiques, Maison Bernard Anthonioz, Nogent-sur-Marne, France (curated by Guy Jacqmin, group, cat.)

2005
RELIQUIAE, Galerie De Nobele, Paris (curated by Patrick Mauriès, solo, limited edition cat.)

2003
CELLE DEL DORMITORIO, Les fresques de Fra Angelico à Florence, Galerie Mamia Bretesché, Paris (solo, limited edition cat. and multiples)

2000
THESE ARE SOME OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS, Un cabinet de curiosités photographiques, Galerie 11 rue des Blancs Manteaux, Project room, Paris (solo)
ATTITUDE(S) #1, Galerie Avivson, Paris (group show, limited edition box set)

1999
ARCHITECTURE: THE INTIMATE ICONS IN THE 21ST CENTURY, Galerie 11 rue des Blancs Manteaux, Paris (solo)

1998
OFFENSIVE (DON'T TOUCH HERE), Galerie 11 rue des Blancs Manteaux, Paris (solo)
AKTPHOTOGRAPHIE AUS FRANKREICH, Schwules Museum, Berlin (group)

1997
VANITÀ, Galerie 11 rue des Blancs Manteaux, Paris (solo)
POURPRE NOIR, Galerie Vega, Paris (solo)

1996
AMORE PROFANO, Le Funambule, Paris (solo)

1991
INCIDENCE, Studio de l'Arc, Rencontres de la photographie d'Arles (group exhibition, cat.)

1990
RITRATTI, Galleria Dolcevita, Florence(solo)
LA PRIMA, Galleria KGB, Florence (solo)

 

COLLECTIONS

Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Département de la photographie, Paris
Private collections

 

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