PrizeShortlist in Photography
ArtistLuca Izzo

The series is based on a study of the human body in which the image is influenced by a sculpture-like constructive process. This exploration is intertwined with the notion of disinterested beauty. When looking at "DESFORMES", the observer focuses on the geometric rigour of the pieces that are sculpted by light. Though intertwined with contemporary objects, the bodies recall to mind nude classical sculptures. From Rodin to Brancusi and Man Ray to Mapplethorpe, a variety of great artists influenced this project. It evokes a minimalist reality in which the sculptures are naturally arranged in an environment of absolute, near aseptic, white. The installations are then documented through photography, making them both ephemeral and untangible. This is a reality that only exists in the photographies themselves.