ACQUIRE/ART PRINTS

INTRODUCTION

Denis Guzzo's limited edition art prints are part of private and public collections. These photographs are captured on large format negatives, scanned within the best scanner technology, and printed as Lambda chromogenic print. Therefore, these photographs are ideal for large printing formats and provide many details within an engaging colour depth. You may want to select something to acquire in the PHOTOGRAPHY / FINE ART portfolio. Each photograph comes with a certificate of authentication, signed and numbered in an edition of 5 + 2 artist prints. The selected projects consist larger body of work than what is displayed on the website. If you are interested in a specific project, please get in touch: extended .pdf portfolios are available on request. 

C-PRINT ONLY

Unmounted are also available on request. This solution may be the most practical for collectors who are far away and prefer to frame or preserve the print as they like. In addition, this option is the most convenient for two reasons: it does not include the mounting expenses, and the shipping is considerably cheaper. Furthermore, due to the limited editions, the original prints must be returned in case of damage to be substituted by the author.

MOUNTED PRINTS

The best way to preserve the works is to mount them on a clean and rigid surface. Denis Guzzo developed his standard to achieve that, and each artwork can be shipped only upon the author's approval for colour grading and mounting execution. The c-prints are mounted on a 3 mm Alu-Dibond and shielded using a satin UV protection foil. They are preferable to be displayed unframed. In addition, they include an aluminium frame on their backside that increases rigidity and spaces them 20mm from the wall. 

DELIVERY

Unmounted prints can be shipped rolled inside a sealed and protected tube. Mounted prints are delivered with a rigid cardboard box, which is practical for storage and transport. For long-distance shipping, an additional wooden box would be required. The signed Certificate Of Authenticity is normally stitched on the backside of the panel. In case of unmounted prints, it will be delivered in a separate envelope.

PRINTING FORMATS

The available formats are:

100 x 80 / 100 x 80 cm [39 x 31.5 inch]

110 x 88 / 88 x 110 cm [43.5 x 43 inch]

155 X 123 / 123 X 155 cm [48.5 x 61 inch]

185 x 148 / 148 x 185 cm [58 x 73 inch]

Diptychs are normally executed as 2 x 100 x 80 cm [ 31. x 39.5 inches]  but of course, they can also be printed bigger on request.

ARTIST STATEMENT

”Landscape talks its own language; through the seasons and the elements that we perceive in space and time.”

 

Denis Guzzo

My work researches the Anthropocene, traces and perspectives of our civilization; it encloses the correlation between photography and the built environment, combining research and documentary practices. My projects outline human geography and environmental and geopolitical themes. In human geography, the idea of meaning has been central to the notion of place since the 1970s. More importantly, it finds its roots in the Roman concept of Genius Loci, the spirit of the place, and previously in Aristotle and Plato. I often refer to these ancient notions to investigate the labyrinth of observations that call geography and history.

Photography is an autonomous language that has given us the power to get to the surface of meanings. Like this text you are reading, photography can travel space and time as polyhedral archaeology of human ideas ¹. Photographs are not what we see, but they are anything else that we can understand from them. So I like to think that images are some abstract space, a hyper-surface where every act of perception is an act of creation.

 

My approach focuses primarily on the combination of facts before coming to the composition and other aesthetics. Sometimes I cross the field of visual arts with cartography. The amount of research and time that I take to explore and document those places has nothing to do with the rush of today’s consumption of images, concerning ethical questions like how or why a photograph is being taken, used, presented and how reliable its content is.

 

My work is avoiding the traditional photo series that act as registration and repetition of a specific subject. Contrarily, and probably also due to my mixed background, they are based on a multiplicity of landscape perceptions ². Instead, I use the bi-dimensional medium of photography to challenge the space through spatial analysis, which becomes more evident in my exhibitions and installations, characterized by a meticulously detailed form of storytelling.


Photography represents to me an act of exploration that allows me to create a real-time spatial and cultural reflexivity.

 

[1] polyhedral archaeology of human ideas: is a definition created by Denis Guzzo that also refers to the investigation of space and natural elements initiated by Plato with the Platonic Solids.

 

[2] the multiplicity of landscape perceptions: this definition was created by Denis Guzzo and was the title of his graduation thesis in 2010.