“This continuous dialogue between photography and sculpture is one of the most crucial parts of my process and always has been from the beginning. I use photography like a tool, not only to document what’s in front of the camera, but also as continuous data.”
Lorenzo Vitturi’s practice blurs the lines between photography, sculpture, installation and performance, creating vibrant images that defy categorization. Often starting from specific geographical locations, Vitturi observes the complexities of changing urban environments, creating powerful images that celebrate and capture the spirit of the community and the identity of his area of focus. With a background in cinema set design, Vitturi’s compositions are meticulously constructed and utilise organic material, objects and textiles found in markets and on the streets. This body of work monumentalises these everyday objects and figures of communities across the world, highlighting the transitory nature of time and how these communities and local areas evolve and disappear. These colourful and distinctive compositions transform these familiar objects into abstract forms, enigmatic and ‘other’, celebrating diversity and hinting at its decline in the face of gentrification and globalisation.
Recent solo exhibitions include Dalston Anatomy at FOAM Museum, Amsterdam, at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, at Contact Gallery, Toronto, and at CNA, Luxembourg. Vitturi also participated in group exhibitions at MAXXI in Rome, at Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, at Palazzo Reale, at La Triennale in Milan, at BOZAR in Brussels, at K11 Art Museum in Shanghai, and at Barbican Centre in London. Vitturi’s latest book Money Must Be Made was published by SPBH Editions in September 2017.