Interview: Giandomenico Veneziani
Luca Curci talks with Giandomenico Veneziani during the 15th Edition of VENICE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2022, at Palazzo Bembo.
To bring my point of view to the public eye is my main goal. Bringing someone into my inner world is something extraordinary as is photography. In every shot there is my person, my fragility, my emotions that have always accompanied me in my life in every moment, good and bad it may be. My content is unique but not because I consider it better than everyone else, simply because it’s just mine, it doesn’t belong to someone else’s. I don’t like creating categories especially in photography. I love it for what it is, I don’t call myself a portrait photographer, landscape photographer, etc. I define myself as a photographer and that’s it. I definitely love photographing people, I love interacting with them and drawing their essence through the photographic medium.
Luca Curci – What’s your background? What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?
Giandomenico Veneziani – I approached the world of photography from a young age, but I can define myself as a professional in the sector for only two years. As self-taught I have learned over time the techniques and the infinite possibilities of artistic creation, independently studying each process and also the history of the greatest photographers to whom continue to be inspired. My shots are born in my travels and my main goal is to bring my point of view to the public, making it enter my inner world. In each work there is my person, my fragility and my emotions that have always accompanied me in life. I love to photograph people, interact with them and extract their essence through the photographic medium. My greatest gratification is being told “I feel beautiful because I am just like that”. For me, photography is an encounter. I like to experiment, so I’m passionate about the film genre also using artificial lights to create the right atmosphere. My projects deviate from reality, I try to represent visions, parallel and imaginary worlds belonging to a dystopian future. I like to represent what is different, because the different is beautiful precisely because it is unique.
LC – Which subject are you working on?
GV – My next project will have as its main theme the breaking of stereotypes. My goal will be to immortalize diversity in a world made of schemes and clichés, in which “perfection at any cost” is only the product of an alienating assembly line.
LC – How do you feel when you see your work completed?
GV – Each of my projects is the representation of a part of me and therefore, even if it is trivial to say it, at the end of each work it seems to me that I have given birth to a child with my own appearance.
LC – Are your artworks focused on a specific theme?
GV – My works are always inspired by science fiction. In my photos there is a recurring reference to imaginary worlds, parallel universes and above all to the fusion of man with nature.
LC – Can you explain something about the artworks you have in our exhibition?
GV – The work on display is part of the project entitled “Back to You”. It is the story of a space traveler who explores the universe in search of a solution to be able to save his world.
LC – What do you think about the concept of this exhibition? How did it inspire you?
GV – First of all, the charm of Venice is indescribable and being able to exhibit one of my works in a historic place like Palazzo Bembo is an immense honor. The evocative environment and the professionalism of the curators were the driving force that enticed me to apply for the event and being selected was extremely satisfying.
LC – Which is the role the artist plays in society? And contemporary art?
GV – The artist is the one who, thanks to his creative eye, is able to transfer the visions of his own mind into concrete works, regardless of the medium used. This concept is transversal over time. The fact remains that every work of art must have a social imprint. It is true that the artist realizes his projects by being part of himself, but we must not forget that the work of art must stir up the collective conscience, with the aim of changing and improving society.
LC – What do you think about ITSLIQUID Platform?
GV – The ITSLIQUID platform is a showcase that allows the construction of relationships between the various professionals in the sector, therefore it allows you to create a connection between the different artists and stakeholders in this area, bringing out the best qualities of each author.
LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
GV – I think that ITSLIQUID GROUP not only represents an opportunity for artists, but their business is directly at the service of art. Investing in art and culture enriches the entire society.
LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us?
GV – Collaborating with you made me feel welcomed and entrusting my works to you was reassuring, because I was certain that they would be valued in the best possible way.
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