Friday, 23 July 2010

Maurizio Strippoli

Maurizio Strippoli
Milan, Italy
flickr website

When looking through your flickr for the first time, the lack of colour was what struck me the most. Is there a specific reason for this?

I like to use a palette a very soft and quiet palette of colours. I print photos by myself on cotton paper, giving a lot of care to colors and quality.

Also, you have almost no portraits, but rather seem to focus on motifs like quiet still lives. What is your interest in these?

Photography to me means instinct and the possibility of creating a close relationship with places and situations I come in contact with. I prefer everyday life as a subject rather than building up perfectly posed pictures. At the moment I don't make portraits.

How would you describe your artistic style yourself?

Conceptual, minimalist, landscape.

Is there one artist who in your opinion is being overrated by art critics?

No, I don't think so.

If you were to exhibit your current body of work, what could be the headline of your exhibition?

'Inside' could be ok, but also 'thresholds'.

Please explain the thoughts behind your project "Inside".

These are photos where a sort of threshold over which adresses the gaze of the viewer and enables him or her to enter the 'Inside' of the image.

Please tell us more about your projects.

The ‘Inside’ Projects are recent favourites of mine, and I think each represents a different direction my work can take.

What can and what can't money buy?

Unfortunately money can buy almost all.

Do you believe that success only comes by pursuing what one actually loves?

Success is a word that I don't like.

Your dream camera at the moment?

I would like to have a medium format camera

Summer is ...

... a long trip.

The work shown here is part of Maurizio's 'Inside' series. Be sure to take a look at his work!


La Sauciere Folle (The Mad Sauce Chef) said...

Very understated and very good. Bravo

hannah-rose said...

all that white is very, very arresting and quite stunning. i really was stopped in my tracks. great photos.


Rachel Lynch said...

love this, great work