“I follow stories. I look at people, people that interest me…and I start to make connections. When I see a certain number of these connections taking place, then I shoot. I try to have the picture as complicated as I possibly can.”
– Massimo Vitali
Massimo Vitali depicts a sanitized, complacent view of Italian normality, at the same time revealing the inner conditions and disturbances of normality: its cosmetic fakery, sexual innuendo, commoditized leisure, deluded sense of affluence, and rigid conformism.” – Whitney Davis
NATURAL HABITATS will be on display at Chroma Projects tonight, June 3 through June 26. Massimo Vitali’s INsight Conversation will take place at the Paramount Theater June 10, 4-6pm.
Back in the fall, I blogged about another artist similar to Massimo Vitali who’s work was featured on 20×200. While walking to work this morning I snapped the above photo of the Look3 banner in front of Chroma. I immediately thought that it was the same artist but that I had mixed up his name or forgotten it! I can’t wait to check out this show tonight…