ARTIST STATEMENT
(as an interview)

 

 

WHAT
I do photography and film.
In photography, I focus mostly on human bodies and landscapes.
I have been working on nature-landscapes and abstract series of photographs and video for the past four years and this work is ready for your consideration.
I added ambient-sound recordings and I’m planning to show these medias together, in a project by now named ” Mutter Erde” (Mother Earth).
It is all about abstract images and sounds of nature in different seasons and locations.

 

HOW
I use photography, film, and ambient sound recording, experimentally.
I work basically by doing. I concentrate more on spontaneous shots, inner feelings and intuitions rather than on concepts. 
It’s like a call.
As soon as a few pictures become consistent, I start following that line and I create a series of works that can be put together in terms of continuity, aesthetic, graphic, emotion and sense.
I often work in series of more images and I contour them with writings, sounds and short films, sometimes.
I work with any kind of format, film and digital, ink jet or c-prints, as I consider technology as just a pattern. 
Since some time, I print on ink-jet paper as I like the contamination of the texture it can bring and the variety of papers and sizes I can use. I normally work on big format prints.

 

WHY
Mandala art.
I want to use my pieces as doors that open to other worlds, to make people feel without imposing a view. My works are single prints or videos, they are meant to stay for a maximum of one century, degrading from the first moment, somehow as mandalas that are made and destroyed in short time.
They are, in my intentions, meditation helps.
I shoot abstract or very clear images, I record sounds and motion and I give them my own meaning.
I believe in the mission of the artist to help the world to remember where we belong, to relate every human to the beauty of this Universe.
My work is not conceptual or loud but abstract. I work with Nature, would it be a landscape or a body. I just bring it back to people. That’s all about it.

 

WHAT INFLUENCE ME THE MOST
I'm Italian and I was raised in Italy. Than I lived elsewhere for the last 20 years.
My influences are the Italian Renaissance but also pop art and conceptual art and classical art and abstract and futurisms and impressionisms and theater, cinema, music, literature and fashion of the past century. I have been studying art in my first 40 years and I got influenced, and naturally inspired.
I'm passionate about sculpture and painting and I try, trough photography and film, to create a sort of 3 dimensional sculptures, with soul as the third, spatial dimension.
I love beauty in every form.

 

HOW DOES MY ART RELATE TO THE ART OF MY CONTEMPORANIES
I don't feel related to many other people. I stand alone with a few ones who try to reinvent art.
At the very end, as everyone I guess, relating to the mystery of this life, I travel on my own.

 

WHAT DO I WANT OTHERS TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT MY ART
I don't really want people to understand my art; there's nothing to understand, indeed.
I just ask people to listen to me for a while, to take a break from their lives, and to feel.
I want people to rediscover the value of time, the value of sound and silence, and of beauty, this huge beauty that surrounds and is in us.

 

AM I UNWILLING TO DISCUSS ANY ASPECTS OF MY ARTWORK
I'm opened to comments about every aspect of my work. I want my work to be exposed the most possible, so I’m ready for judgments. However, discussions or critics won’t really change the way I do things. I think, somehow, that I’m in concordance with my soul, so that I’m right with myself!
I’m not willing to impose my vision, I just care for showing it, knowing I can be mistaken and definitely limited, and not caring for it at all.

 

 

Thank You for your consideration.

 

Luigi Migani
Berlin

 

ARTIST STATEMENT AND CV (PDF)

MUTTER ERDE (PDF)

BODY (PDF)

CLOUDS (PDF)

MINI SERIES (PDF)

SHOWS (PDF)

PORTRAIT (PDF)

BEAUTY (PDF)

FASHION (PDF)

STILLS (PDF)