De Pietri, Paola

The photographs of Paola De Pietri (Reggio Emilia, 1960) investigate the condition of the individual and his or her relationship with the environment. They involve a conceptual implication relating to an awareness of the spatial-temporal dynamics of experience: “a photograph of performative behaviour, wholly designed to interpret the real according to a state of experience and relationship” (C. Marra, “Paola De Pietri”, Quaderni della Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna 2001).
Her work therefore derives from attentive observation of the urban or natural territory in which these dynamics are enacted. “The idea of transitoriness and of small but fundamental temporal variations is found in many of my works and accompanies that passage from one state to another, both in the landscape and the human condition.”