Vacant Urbanisation

Italian-born artist Vittorio Ciccarelli’s (b. 1980) photography is a process of experimentation. Boasting a wide range of styles, the varied series defy categorisation. The bookmark projects, for example, play with everyday objects, refashioning works of art with contemporary layering. The featured series invisible also explores identity, but does so through the medium of digital photography. The collection presents undetermined skylines paired with angular architectural contributions. Drainpipes and concrete cohere with clean lines, and compositions disappear into a clear-blue atmosphere that references the enhanced nature of advertisements. With details removed, the artist comments on the urban environment as one that can be both universal and vacant: devoid of a particular name or place. Simplistic summery images hold deeper thoughts about modernity as a whole and question what is unique about the present.