iSculpture Gallery San Gimignano is glad to present its special project of this year: the solo exhibition “Bertellotti at iSculpture Gallery San Gimignano” by Nicola Bertellotti. The italian photographer of abandoned places will be hosted in our venue in San Gimignano, thanks to the collaboration with Sensi Arte Gallery.
We could ask ourselves what induces a gallery which deals exclusively with sculptures to present works that are apparently so far-removed from its usual proposal. The glimpse into the past, the frozen in time, the joy of capturing symbols of a lost time in Nicola’s works bring the same roots of our constant research between tradition and modernity in Contemporary Italian sculpture.
Nicola Bertellotti was born in 1976 in Pietrasanta (Lucca). From his early age his love for travelling led him to approach photography, that became for him a way through which retain the memory of his own experience. After reading “L’usage du monde” by Nicolas Bouvier rises his inner desire to describe to the others everything he meets like a fresco, emphasizing the stark reality of the palces he explores and remaining sometimes hit and undressed by them. He studied History at the University of Pisa, where approached Jonh Ruskin’s philosophy and where the sense of the transience of everything is deeply rooted in his vision of the world. His research is directed towards the aesthetics of decay, bringing him to develop a poetry markerd by the beauty of abandonment, to a “Phenomenology of the end” of forgotten places, brought to light through the photographic lens. This representation of truth springs from a polished look on modern ruins, symbol of a lost time that you aspire to find.