Massimo Vitali “Solo Show – Beaches”
Louise Alexander Gallery, Porto Cervo, Italy
28/07/2012 to 29/08/2012
For the last fifteen years, Italian photographer Massimo Vitali has alarmed and captivated audiences with his images of recreational beaches. Their complex juxtapositions of portraiture and landscape illustrate the complexities of both human identity and the social construction that we call nature.
Vitali’s Beach Series is exhibited as mural-sized prints in high detail, a format that serves to intrigue as well as overwhelm the viewer with its high volume of minutiae. However, the sublime is not invoked by size and detail alone. Vitali fascinates viewers by capturing the grotesque in both the mass and the individual in a single image.