Born in 1989
Currently living and working in Paris
Graduated from École Nationale Supérieure Louis-Lumière, specializing in Photography, and from Ecole supérieure d’Art de Lorraine.
Born in Grand Est in a Sicilian family, I’m a photographer and a visual artist. I claim being part of a generation born with the “TV constantly on”.According to me it influenced my attraction for the imagery associated with the communicative fascination of my father for famous painters.
My multidisciplinary approach is focusing for years on photography and digital practices (manipulation and combination of digital media, use of 3D...)
My artistic approachis intrinsically linked to film imagery. I mean everything containing a cinematographic potential: music, literature, snippets of conversations overheard in the subway. Just like what remains of a movie scene we saw years ago: fragments of pictures, colors, atmospheres, a specific mixture of archetypal elements.
Unconsciously overtime, my imagery approach became a search for the origins of personal and collective imagery. Do these ephemeral impressions fuse with our memories and influence our mental imagery?
Each of my projects requires the use of these mental impressions by reflecting upon a collective cinematographic memory. Thus I create pictures where fiction, mental space and real world interact. Deconstruction and decontextualisation enable to generate new sensorial and visual experiences.
The photographic medium as a base locates the work in the real world, whereas the formal modifications made on pictures bring them in another freespace where experimenting is ideal to get the mental pictures connected to fragmented stories and feelings, just like distant memories.