April 6, 2022
THE MEMORY OF THE FEMALE BODY:
THE ARCHETYPE OF BEAUTY
IN CONVERSATION WITH LORENZO VITALI
Photography by Lorenzo Vitali
Interview by Melanie Meggs
Creative and experimental, always attentive to new artistic proposals in his environment, Lorenzo Vitali develops the aesthetic sense of his works by combining classic elements and innovation. He pays particular attention to shapes and materiality. He frames his work in a conceptual discourse with a marked tendency towards formal research.
In his project THE MEMORY OF THE FEMALE BODY: THE ARCHETYPE OF BEAUTY, Lorenzo through his photography, crystallises the female beauty, idealising an archetype, even when it is only hinted at by an imprint on the wall. Almost like the casts of Pompeii or the shadows of Hiroshima. It is a memory of beauty, which appears and then vanishes like a fresco slowly losing its colours on the wall of an ancient residence in Genoa. Beauty and emotionality that manifest themselves as melancholy, as an estrangement.
“Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask 'how', while others of a more curious nature will ask 'why'. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information”.