Carmen was born in 1987 in Grottaglie, Italy.
In 2010, she got a degree at the Art School in Lecce. Always attracted by visual arts, she was devoted to painting, but made an early focusing exclusively on photography. After the Erasmus exchange program in the Eastern Europe, she moved to Milan to attend the Advanced Course in Professional Italian Institute of Photography (IIF). Through the self-portrait, the experimentation, and the dark room work, she approached a study related to colour and shapes that become peculiarity and the main theme of her work. er photography is characterized by creating spaces in which to invent stories. she defines these in still life form but it would be an understatement.
What will we eat in the future ? More precisely : what kind of food products will we eat ? It is an interesting question that although we would like to know, we are incapable to answer.
I found my own answer using the enigmatic nature of my still lifes, which allows an open interpretation and creates an ideal dialogue between present and future.
This project was inspired by the painting « Basket of fruit » of Le Caravage.
My Work in contrast does not include the fruit as trophies. They are no bloodless objects destined for the kitchen, more than this, they are part of a designed space, minimal spaces. These spaces compose the products on the table and show a new culinary sensorial experimentation : plastic, dry, alien food. The visual pleasure is more important than his taste. In an imaginery menu, I propose food with unusual combinations, a plinge into an aseptic environment, surround by delicate pastel colours.
What catches the eye is the formal precision and attention to colour.
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