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The Photomaterism

jacopo di cera

THE PHOTOMATERISM

MOVEMENT

"The matter create experience, help to reconnect with the "now and here", with living and therefore with art as its representation. With matter we can rediscover a more intense experience, the image emerges more strengthened, the observer not only activates the sight but also the other senses. The matter helps to "feel".

THE PHOTOMATERISM

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PHOTOMATERISM

PROJECTS

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01 Jan, 1970

"Fino alla fine del mare" is a figurative and metaphorical journey composed of color images of the fragments of the hulls in the boat cemetery of Lampedusa, a journey composed of different vases such as the struggle, the hope, the bond, the island and the return".
Photomaterism process: direct printing on solid wood and manual application of resin

Date

01 Jan, 1970

"Il rumore dell'assenza" is a psychological journey, a journey that starts from the rubble of the terrible earthquake in Amatrice. Natural events that have upset a city, a region, an entire nation.
Photomaterism process: direct printing on Kraft paper and crumpled by hand

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01 Jan, 1970

MiRo wants to tell the diversity in the monotony of the landscape, seen through the window of a train in the commuting routine. The images were taken over 10 years of travel always from the same place, same route, same window. Every journey, every moment, every light, time, cloud offers a moment, a different emotion.
Photomaterism process: handcrafted train window production and direct printing on glass

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Date

01 Jan, 1970

«Italian summer» is a constantly evolving path, a journey, which wants to tell the Italian spirit on holiday in a transversal way, investigating the different approaches and styles always from a single and medism point of view, from above.
Photomaterism process: work in progress

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"Fino alla fine del mare" is a figurative and metaphorical journey composed of color images of the fragments of the hulls in the boat cemetery of Lampedusa, a journey composed of different vases such as the struggle, the hope, the bond, the island and the return".
Photomaterism process: direct printing on solid wood and manual application of resin
IL RUMORE
"Il rumore dell'assenza" is a psychological journey, a journey that starts from the rubble of the terrible earthquake in Amatrice. Natural events that have upset a city, a region, an entire nation.
Photomaterism process: direct printing on Kraft paper and crumpled by hand
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MiRo
MiRo wants to tell the diversity in the monotony of the landscape, seen through the window of a train in the commuting routine. The images were taken over 10 years of travel always from the same place, same route, same window. Every journey, every moment, every light, time, cloud offers a moment, a different emotion.
Photometric process: handcrafted train window production and direct printing on glass.
ITALIAN SUMMER
«Italian summer» is a constantly evolving path, a journey, which wants to tell the Italian spirit on holiday in a transversal way, investigating the different approaches and styles always from a single and medism point of view, from above.
Photometric process: work in progress.
JACOPO DI CERA

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Milan in 1981, he worked for several years in the world of communication and marketing in various multinational companies arriving in Rome in 2004 where he founded and manages a digital communication agency. In these years he studies photography with great international photographers with whom he has the opportunity to experiment and deal with. In the early years of his training he exhibited his works in Rome at the Museo di Roma in Trastevere and at Palazzo Valentini with an important project on Jerusalem. In 2010 he was among the top three finalists of the prestigious competition National Geographic.
In 2016, he began his journey "Photomaterism” with the first project “Fino alla Fine Del Mare” dedicated to the theme of migration with the subject the boats of the island of Lampedusa, exhibits in various museums, galleries and international fairs including:

  • MIA Photo Fair— Milano;
  • Fotofever Paris Photo— Paris;
  • Palazzo Velli Expò— Roma;
  • Les rencontres de la photographie— Arles;
  • Festival Con_vivere— Carrara
  • PAN – Napoli;
  • Paratissima— Torino,
  • Atelier Photo—Ginevra,
  • Galleria Breda— Padova.

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MOVEMENT

Photomaterism is an artistic approach, a movement that aims to transform photography from an image into a unique work of art. Considering photography as a form of language and expression, the photomaterism process transforms the photographic soul into a material body. The material merges with the content and elevates it by giving it a stronger and above all unique meaning and value. The photo-material process is a real artistic project, like the photographic one. It starts from a complete photographic work and transforms it, through a series of creative actions and thoughts into a unique work. In a historical phase in which we are doped with images due to the rapid rise of digitization and the consequent enormous, sometimes compulsive, amplification through the various social tools, I believe that the image and the material can create a new level of artistic experience. Matter creates experience, it helps you reconnect with reality, it's unique, it's true. Through matter we can reconnect with the "now", the self, with living and therefore with art as its representation. With matter we can go back to living a more intense experience, the image emerges more strengthened, the observer not only activates the sight but also the other senses.

“ The material helps to “feel” the image even more.

In 2017 he exhibited during the Venice Art Biennale at the Accorsi Gallery and subsequently ours was hosted on the boat by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Oedipus Rex, at the Venice Arsenale and becomes the main exhibition during the Film Festival, obtaining great international visibility.

The works have been selected as a prize for great artists who have emerged for their ability to include such as Dacia Maraini, Vasco Rossi, Frederick Wiseman.


In 2019 he developed his second "photomaterism project" dedicated to the terrible earthquake in Amatrice, "Il Rumore dell'Assenza" where the devastating images are imprinted on crumpled paper as a symbol of human frailty. In 2020 the third project "Mi-Ro" Milan-Rome dedicated to the theme of commuting through direct printing on the windows of trains built for the exhibition itinerary. Since 2017 he has been developing the project "Italian Summer", aimed at the social narrative of Italianness on vacation through an unusual point of view, i.e. through the use of a drone. His photographs are currently present in various galleries in Italy and abroad and are part of important private collections.