Silvia Montevecchi
Photographer

Silvia Montevecchi was born in Florence, Italy in 1994. She studied photography at LABA (Libera Accademia di Belle Arti) in Florence, where she graduated in 2018. During her artistic learning she developed an interest in the use of photography as a window connecting the interiority to the outside.

Her images are visual interpretation of an inner journey, an introspective investigation about identity, fears, hidden thoughts and feelings.

Her aim is to create imaginary worlds in which introspection is led by visual impulses, evoked sensations, symbolic elements.

Silvia Montevecchi’s work develops as a series of reflections upon themes that are central in everybody’s existential though, such as death, fears and our way to relate to the chaotic nature of life, themes that she feels the need to deepen in a personal way.

Most of her older works draw inspiration from literature; she is fascinated by how images and the written words can influence each others, by the way a mental image can be the starting point for a written text as well as words can stimulate visual imagination.

But in the last years she has been most of all connected to the theme of chaos, and this lead her to experiment also abstract painting and mixed techniques, such as painting on printed photographs or drilling and ripping up photographic prints to then back-light and photograph them again.

She’s currently working on the interdisciplinary union between painting and photography.

Her work has been exhibited in collective and solo shows around Italy and published in many photographic magazines such as Ombra Magazine and Musée Magazine, and in 2018 she published the photographic book Jisei no ku in collaboration with Seipersei publishing house.

Among her recognitions the Azimut Capital Management prize won during Paratissima Torino 2018, the Arte Laguna Prize, won in 2019 for the “photographic art and digital graphics” section, and she is one of the 150 talents selected for Fresh Eyes Photo by GUP Magazine in 2021.

Currently she both engages in photographic works on commission and in personal artistic research.

Silvia Montevecchi
Photographer

Silvia Montevecchi was born in Florence, Italy in 1994. She studied photography at LABA (Libera Accademia di Belle Arti) in Florence, where she graduated in 2018. During her artistic learning she developed an interest in the use of photography as a window connecting the interiority to the outside.

Her images are visual interpretation of an inner journey, an introspective investigation about identity, fears, hidden thoughts and feelings.

Her aim is to create imaginary worlds in which introspection is led by visual impulses, evoked sensations, symbolic elements.

Silvia Montevecchi’s work develops as a series of reflections upon themes that are central in everybody’s existential though, such as death, fears and our way to relate to the chaotic nature of life, themes that she feels the need to deepen in a personal way.

Most of her older works draw inspiration from literature; she is fascinated by how images and the written words can influence each others, by the way a mental image can be the starting point for a written text as well as words can stimulate visual imagination.

But in the last years she has been most of all connected to the theme of chaos, and this lead her to experiment also abstract painting and mixed techniques, such as painting on printed photographs or drilling and ripping up photographic prints to then back-light and photograph them again.

She’s currently working on the interdisciplinary union between painting and photography.

Her work has been exhibited in collective and solo shows around Italy and published in many photographic magazines such as Ombra Magazine and Musée Magazine, and in 2018 she published the photographic book Jisei no ku in collaboration with Seipersei publishing house.

Among her recognitions the Azimut Capital Management prize won during Paratissima Torino 2018, the Arte Laguna Prize, won in 2019 for the “photographic art and digital graphics” section, and she is one of the 150 talents selected for Fresh Eyes Photo by GUP Magazine in 2021.

Currently she both engages in photographic works on commission and in personal artistic research.

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    Publication
    Aperture
    International
    A searing, diaristic portrayal of a city and society in revolution by Magnum nominee Myriam Boulos. In her debut monograph, Myriam Boulos casts an unflinching eye on the revolution that began in Lebanon in 2019 with protests against government corruption and austerity – culminating with the aftermath of the devastating Beirut port explosion of August 2020. (more…)
  • 1 a 1 Affinità
    Nov 22, 2023 – Feb 29, 2024
    ON House Milano
    Milan, Italy
    1 a 1 Affinità is a group show celebrating the relationship between different artistic expressions and their surrounding context. The exhibition takes place at ON House Milano: a charming location in the heart of Milano, which used to be the Azucena workshop of Architect Caccia Dominioni. The combination of space, artwork, and the artworks between them invites the audience to discover, through research and observation, that “spark” of affinity generated by perception. The path follows the thin line that defines different artistic languages, such as figurative art and abstract art, but also performance, photography, NFT, happening, video and installation. And everything with the utmost respect to the historical heritage and design purpose of the house. This was, in fact, the toughest challenge for the curators Anna Kessler and Anna Niutta. They looked for the harmony within different poetics, and created a unique and unexpected domestic experience. An experience deeply related to the visible. Starting from the “Sleeping Girl” (yes, she will be actually sleeping in the bedroom of the house), the exhibition reveals a path through memories and people, mysteries and objects and colors and hopes. And in fact, isn’t the bed the one, true realm of imagery and imagination, dreams and visualizations? Every night, as we lay our day down, we practice the art of letting go. We leave our conscious thoughts, our rational mind behind, and we agree to see, and be seen  –  we accept to yield control. And as we do that, we gift ourselves to the domain of imagery  –  key and vehicle to those intimate, submerged places and spaces. At night, it is instinct and imagery that guide our experience. Research on the visible is a challenge to observation directed to the observer. There certainly is a real world that we know, but how much of this real world is exhausted in our sensory experience? Through the dialogue between works, the observer discovers similarities between different languages that ultimately prove to be distant only in appearance. Different artistic means manage to generate, through perception, a living impression in continuous dialogue with the observer. The common features, or affinities, between the different forms of expression appear very clear at times: the figurative often finds itself drawing from elements that are not properly its own, and the non-figurative struggles to disregard sensory reality that is also perhaps only an illusion. To what degree is our sensory perception conditioned by our inner state and to what extent is it – instead – influenced by our surroundings? The show will be featuring the following artists: Michele Dal Bosco, Louise Daniel, Giovanni De Benedetto, Laura Grinberga, Alessandro Grimoldieu, Rosanna Iob, Rebecca Loro, Guenda Nocentini, Carolina Pozzi, Maddalena Tesser, Maria Giovanna Zanella. With the precious contribution of Annalisa Iob. Everything was made possible by the vision of Fabio Tacchinardi. Curated by Anna & Anna On House Milano, Via Passione 8, Milan, Italy Vernissage by invitation only For more information: art@onhousemilano.com