Maddalena Patrese's work is both evocative and original. She creates allegorical prints that represent one's dreams and hopes. Her primary focus is landscape photography throughout Italy and her beloved America. She works between Padova, her home town in Italy, and Los Angeles.
Maddalena's unique perspective informs her work by sharing her discovery of the beauty all around her. She never ceases to be inspired by the moments she experiences in nature; capturing its magnificence and grandeur.
She often uses photography in the same way as a painter plays with form and colour, transforming concepts and abstractions.
"The work of Maddalena has a pictorial touch worth underlining, which makes her shots into works of art. Here, then, are the classic works of art with a modern reading. Photography is the realization of the artist's constant dream." (Tino Comunian, critic)
RECENT AWARDS: winner of the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th Showcases of the 2017 Artslant Prize; featured by focus photo l.a. for the 2017 and 2018 Summer competition; selected for the 8th Biennial of Art Monte Carlo by art gallery Malinpensa.