"Sguardi"

7.24x0.26 Pier Giuseppe Moroni Gallery, Milan, Italy

5 May 2022 - ongoing

Born from the meeting of two exponents of "the art of craftsmanship" the exhibition SGUARDI, precious as the vision of the thirty portraits of women selected for the exhibition, rare as the platinum- palladium printing on Torinoko Gampi, a monochromatic photographic process entirely handmade, in which the image acquires a tactility and a sense of depth unparalleled.

Pier Giuseppe Moroni, Wella Artistic Director, passionate about beauty, has been promoting since 2005 exhibitions and events on the artistic form of beauty - hosted in the "7.24x0.26 Pier Giuseppe Moroni Gallery" - and Max Cardelli, famous portrait photographer, has always placed the human face at the center of his research.

Max Cardelli, has signed the covers of the most important fashion magazines and his images have been presented in various exhibitions and publications. His professional path and his passion for photography have led him to embrace the whole process that takes care of the representation of the image, placing him among the most talented exponents of Italian Fine Art.

Max personally prints his monochromatic works in platinotype and the exhibition SGUARDI, made up only of female subjects, almost all close-ups to make the face the protagonist of the story, has as its common denominator the eyes of women, of all women, not only famous ones. Looks made even more intense and communicative by the photographic eye of Max Cardelli and also by the use of extremely thin Japanese paper (the Torinoko used is also called "egg skin" for its lightness and brightness), the result of a very long handmade treatment of the vegetable fibers, with a final effect of pearlescence, capable of giving each look a depth and an intense and unique language.

Images that give the eyes a three-dimensional dimension, triggering in the visitor that duality of who looks and is simultaneously observed, in a reciprocity of emotions and universal moods.

The exhibition is curated by Linda Zanolla.