Davide Luciano photography is full of humor but also of awareness because we need humor to put up with this world and awareness to have a voice as an artist. There is no doubt that he has this fresh voice able to catch our attention and to question about the psychological effects of a globalized world. Can we preserve our individuality?
In his most recent photographic series titled “Sheep Nation”, he explores a society that is desperate for uniqueness and originality, but which succumbs to “following the herd”. Behind every mask lies a personal truth, an innocence, a sense of individualism and a longing to be seen and heard.
This large-scale photographic series includes twenty three intimate and introspective portraits of “sheeple” and six mises en scène depicting people unable to stand alone and be unique. The subjects have allowed the influences of different forms of media to undermine their own identity and wander mindlessly in herds, like sheep. Have we also succumbed to “following the herd”? When we see his photography, we smile, because are happy works full of imagination, colors and beautiful lights and we even think of fairy tales but afterwards, restlessness seizes us: What have we done with our lives? Are we free? Are we another product market?
Davide Luciano photography has been exhibited in solo and group shows across Canada and the United States in cities such as New York, Toronto, Montréal, Washington and Kentucky. He has had the honor of winning numerous awards, including an award of excellence from Megan Fontanella, curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City.
Davide Luciano is a conceptual and fine-art photographer and filmmaker living and working in Montréal, Canada. He creates large-scale photographic prints that are cinematic in scope and compelling in content. Every photograph is cast and staged meticulously, adding to the intriguing narrative and sense of satire that surrounds these stunning photographs. The work is detailed and vibrant with amazing surrealist qualities which are never photoshopped.
His work has been featured in countless international publications including Vanity Fair, Zoom, Kurv Australia, Le Monde and The Telegraph and has made the cover of national newspapers.
No bad for an artist who said he enjoys his work as he enjoyed to play with toys and to create stories imagining different scenarios during his childhood. Today the old toys have been replaced by friends, family and models and the scenarios are real in their unreality.
After writing, directing and editing a few short films which were well received with praise and accolades. Davide Luciano realized he wanted to challenge himself and create “mises en scenes” with a single frame. Then, he is focus on his photography.
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