The trinomial photography, planets and bacteria and the binomials heaven and earth, finite and infinite, known and unknown, give shape to the emotions and reflections that Marco Castelli’s work wants to convey and inspire. Opposites vie for our moods and our feelings: dark and light, fantasy and reality, truth and abstraction.
It's an ongoing project. It's about seduction of objects and flowers. The object and representation of the apple, sin is all around us. An adaptation of the fall in our everyday. Isolating elements of seduction. An archive of memorabilia all linking to seduction, temptation and allurement. The immediate reaction to guilt, after the first bite.
Influenced by the idea of the “road trip” in American photography, exemplified in the work of such photographers as Robert Frank, Stephen Shore, and Joel Sternfeld, the artist sets out to find scenes and situations that seem to be “in between,” neither landscape nor cityscape but existing in an ambiguous space so called “nowhere.”
Most of our relationships with plants are during the day, during the magic of photosynthesis, a time when we can admire the visible beauty of nature lit up brightly by the sunlight. Allison Watkins walks around at night and gathers plants and flowers with controlled lighting, illuminating the darkened garden that has receded since the sun has gone down.