Maurizio Galimberti

Maurizio Galimberti was born in Como in 1956. He moved to Milan where he now lives and works. He approached the world of analog photography making his debut with the use of a Widelux rotating lens camera and from 1983 he focused his commitment, in a radical and definitive way, on the Polaroid. In 1991 he began his collaboration with Polaroid Italia of which he became the official testimonial creating the volume POLAROID PRO ART published in 1995. He was named "Instant Artist" and is the creator of the "Polaroid Collection Italiana" and obtained the prestigious "Gran Prix Kodak Pubblicità Italia". He continues his research with Polaroid reinventing the technique of "Photographic Mosaic" that initially suitable for portraits. The first experiment dates back to 1989 when he portrayed his son Giorgio. This will be followed by portraits made among others, to the designer Michele Trussardi, to the étoile Carla Fracci and to the artist Mimmo Rotella from which it is evident the reference to photodynamicism of the brothers Arturo and Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia and the search for rhythm, movement. Numerous portraits have been made in the world of cinema, art and culture.  The "Mosaic" soon became the technique to portray not only faces, but also landscapes, architecture and cities. With balance Galimberti alternates the emotion for the composition - where the search for the rhythm of which the Mosaics are an example becomes more manifest - with a propensity towards the particular, towards the intimate scene to be filmed and immortalized, whose rendering is represented by a single shot in the single polaroid. His works on the landscape, on the cities and on the space that characterizes these subjects, alternate these two different ways of telling the same reality. Between 1997 and 1999 he carried out two important works for the cities of Paris and Lisbon. From here begins the reflection on the importance of being able to tell the story, the music, the experience of a place through images. In 2003 he dedicated his work to the realization of the volume "Viaggio in Italia", a story of our country through the Single Polaroids. In 2006 he went to New York for the first time and began his research on light, on the energy inspired by this new city that for the artist became the ideal representation of the contemporary world. The productions on New York will be followed by works made in other cities such as Berlin, Venice and Naples. His tireless propensity for research towards other ways of representing and contaminating those same realities and the elements that characterize them, the desire to make them current, to give new life to the things and objects of the past, still translates into the realization of the ready-made and the unprecedented experiments made by the artist linked to this new film. He executed a project on the city of Milan presented in 2015 on the occasion of the Universal Expo with the theme "Feeding the planet. Energy for life".

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