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Domenico Foschi

Domenico, an Italian artist-photographer living and working in California has been working increasingly with advanced toning techniques on traditonal photographic media. The hallmarks of his work are formal in nature. Sensitivity to depth (real or implied), texture and haptic relationship to the subject matter photographed. The exploration into some of his later toning work, as seen in this show - demonstrates a new interest in 'surface tension' - that is to say, the tension created by the relationship of pictorial surface and the viewer's awareness of it - and the illusion of subject matter depicted.

His works are held in private collections in North America and Europe.

Statement

"Every artist’s work is the evidence of a search, my images are testimonials of rare moments when I am as close as I can be to the manifestation of Beauty. Beauty here intended as the Universal value, which reveals interconnectedness in all things. It is also a search for what I call Silence: the sound of which all things resonate. The simplicity of my compositions and choice of tonalities are intended to help the viewer in getting absorbed in the scene and hopefully experience the image through other sensory levels. My life experiences act as filters determining my subject matter and the results often show a found past and in some cases roads yet to be explored. Out of focus areas carry an important weight in my work: they are the equivalent in poetry of reading between the lines, they open the doors to an unknown imagery, where shapes, although still being vaguely familiar, challenge and at the same time lure us to a softer and exciting world."

funnel

Domenico Foschi, Portrait IV, 2008. Toned Gelatin Silver Print.
from the series Tarnished Promises

 

Born: Bari, Italy - 5 / 2 / 1962

Grants / Awards

2006 Calumet SIlver Contest Master Printer Category
2005 B&W Magazine
2002 Second price Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts in Los Angeles, CA
2000 Honorable mention Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts in Los Angeles, CA
2000 Second price award Hillcrest festival of fine arts in Los Angeles, CA
1999 First price award Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts in Los Angeles, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2008 Guest Artist at the Palm Springs Photo Festival, Palm Springs, USA
2008 "Black and White" Installation at the Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, USA
2008 Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts, Los Angeles, USA
2008 Los Angeles County Museum of Art gallery,Los Angeles, USA
2006 J Ferrari Gallery, Los Angeles, USA.
2007 "Group Show" Mainstream Gallery, Burbank, USA.
2007 "Sacred Memory" Pico House, Los Angeles, USA
2007 New Members Exhibit, Barnsdall Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2007 "Call for Entries" Cultural Art Center, Pico Rivera, California USA.
2007 " Venezia e Dintorni" duo show with Ernest Lacy at the Mary Paxon Gallery, Norwalk, California
2007 "Photo exhibit", Casita del Pueblo, Whittier, Ca.
2007 "Vetrina d'Artista" at BacArt Studio in Venice, Italy.
2007 "A Black&White Photography Show" J.Ferrari Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2006 Shut Up and Shoot, Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2006 NoHo Gallery LA, North Hollywood, California, USA
2006 "Miniatures", Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2006 The JR Gallery, Manhattan Beach, California, USA.
2006 Lev Moross Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Solo Exhibitions

2007 "Beyond the obvious" Espacio Orienta, Zaragoza, Spain
2004 Viaggio fotografico: images by an Italian photographer from his motherland and other realities.
2005 Chop Chop Salon/Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
1999 Muckentaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA

Private Commissions

2005 Modern Art Editions, New Jersey
2003 Orange Coast Magazine, Huntington Beach, CA
2002 Chocolate Covered World Rock Band, Los Angeles, CA
1999 WAR Rock Band, Los Angeles, CA
1998 Jacob’s Ladder Rock Band, Los Angeles, CA
1998 Jon Varto recording artist, Los Angeles, CA
1988 City of Ravenna, Italy
1988 City of Bagnacavallo, Italy
1987 Interhome Real estate agency, Zurhig, Ch
1985 Italian National Socialist Party
1985 Newspaper “L’Unita”, Ravenna, Italy
1985 Newspaper “Il resto del Carlino”, Ravenna, Italy
1985 L’Archidea Magazine, Ravenna, Italy
1985 City of Ravenna, Italy

Magazine & Journal Articles

2008 Creative Image Maker Magazine
2008 Whittier Daily news
2007 SIlver Contest Catalog
2006 Los Angeles Journal
2006 View Camera Magazine
2005 B&W Magazine

 

 



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