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Artist Biography

Paolo Saccheri. Santa Margherita Ligure (Italia), 1964.
He began taking pictures when he was 12 years old with the camera of his father, a colour chemist and artisan making fabric prints.
The colours of Liguria and those of the artisan workshop of the father with its smells, brought him to develop a visual calling, poetic and practic at the same time.
At the age of 26 he went to the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan and attended a yearly course for photo-reportage and naturalistic photography. In the following years he worked in Italy and abroad for different photo agencies.
Beyond his profession, he always felt the manual work as a form of expression, either doing ceramic, developing his own b/w films or repairing analog cameras.
His stronger contact with art was inside Galleria Studio 44 of Genova where he was in charge of communication and of organization of exhibitions in Italy and abroad.
Living in Lanzarote made possible the meeting of all the aspects of his personality, that brought to life a unique and personal work.

Artist statement

It is up to us to find the beauty that surrounds us.
Without having to use words, but through a camera I began as a child to freely investigate the world around me. Years later I began a long investigation in black and white in the historic center of Genoa where I lived, recounting the strong contradictions and diversity of society. This work evolves through color with more evanescent notes, connecting the causes of our feelings with the lived reality.
My life in Lanzarote brings with it a transcendent impact that takes me to the blue of Cyanotype, to enter a new poetic world, where I connect my images to the Earth. The focus of my work in Prussian Blue is to stimulate a state of harmony in the audience by connecting with the unseen beauty.

Biografía artística

Paolo Saccheri. Santa Margherita Ligure (Italia), 1964.
Empezó a fotografiar a los 12 años de edad con la camara de su padre que era quimico colorista y artesano impresor de telas.
Los colores de la Liguria y los de la artesanía de la imprenta del padre con sus olores, lo llevaron a desarrollar una vocación visuál, poetica pero al mismo tiempo practica.
A los 26 años frecuentó el Istituto Europeo di Design de Milan y realizó el curso anuál de fotografía naturalistica y reportage geografico. En los años siguientes trabaja en Italia y en el extranjero para distintas agencias fotograficas.
Además de su profesión siempre ha sentido como forma de expresión el trabajo con las manos, ya sea la ceramica, el revelado de sus peliculas blanco y negro o la reparación de fotocamaras analogicas.
Su contacto más intenso con el arte tuvo lugar en la Galleria Studio 44 de Genova donde se ocupó de la comunicación y la organización de exposiciones en Italia y en el extranjero.
La vida a Lanzarote hizo posible el encuentro de todas las facetas de su personalidad que dieron lugar a un trabajo único y personál.

Declaración de Intenciones

Depende de nosotros encontrar la belleza que nos rodea.
Sin tener que usar palabras, pero a través de una cámara fotográfica inicié de niño a investigar libremente el mundo a mi alrededor. Años después empecé una larga investigación en blanco y negro en el centro histórico de Génova donde vivía, contando las fuertes contradicciones y la diversidad de la sociedad. Ese trabajo evoluciona a través del color con notas más evanescentes, vinculando las causas de nuestro sentir con la realidad vivida.
Mi vida en Lanzarote trae consigo un impacto trascendente que me lleva al azul de la Cianotipia, para entrar en un mundo nuevo, poético, con el que conecto mis imágenes a la Tierra. El enfoque de mi trabajo en azul de Prusia es estimular un estado de armonía en el público al conectar con la belleza no vista.

Exhibitions and works:

2015          Group Exhibition “Remainder” at the Chraemerhuus gallery in Langenthal (Switzerland)

2013          Group Exhibition “Take Away” at the Galleria Studio 44 in Genoa (Italy)

2012          Personal Exhibition “Promemoria in caso di smarrimento” in Genoa (Italy)

2011          Group Exhibition “Poszt”, at the art space of Fogas ház, in Budapest (Hungary)

2010          Group Exhibition “Art Slam” at the Galleria Studio 44 in Genoa (Italy)

2010          Group Exhibition “Inner and Outer Metropolis” at the Gallery Artbázis in Budapest (Hungary)

2009          Group Exhibition “Closer to Beyond” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Calice Ligure (Italy)

2009          Group Exhibition “Closer to Beyond” at the Galleria Studio 44 in Genoa (Italy)

2009-13     Co-editor of the international photo blog 591Photography

2007          Personal Exhibition “Cuba – Año 35 de la Revolución” at Assolibro space, Genoa (Italy)

1991-95     Works for the photographic agencies Franca Speranza, Laura Ronchi and Blow Up in Milan. Publishing on magazines several reportages shot in Italy and abroad.

1991          Reportage “Liguria – a world in greenhouse” commissioned by Regione Liguria for Euroflora ’91 with slideshows and enlargements at the institutional stands.

1991          Personal Exhibition “Camerun – a rainforest expedition” at Marvin gallery in Turin (Italy)

1990-91     Yearly course of photo-reportage and naturalistic photography in Milan (Italy) at the IED (Istituto Europeo di Design).

1990          Personal Exhibition “Camerun – a rainforest expedition” at the Antico Castello in Rapallo. Under the patronage of the City. (Italy)

1989          Photo reportage during three months inside Operation Raleigh International Expedition in Cameroon, sponsored by 3M