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BRIEF BIOGRAPHY ABOUT THE AUTORS
Tania Brassesco & Lazlo Passi Norberto began their artistic collaboration in 2009 working on the projects “THE ESSENCE OF DECADENCE” and “FAIRY TALES NOW”.
The artistic career of Tania has developed in painting and scenography’s field, while Lazlo in photography and video’s field. Their artworks are the synthesis of their professional experiences that enable them to be completely autonomous in the execution of artworks related to the world of Staged Photography.
Winners in various nationally and internationally competitions.
They are exhibiting their artworks in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Italy, United States, Russia and Paris.
Articles about their work have been published several times in national and international art magazines.
Tania completed the Academy section of the Art High School of Venice. She is currently majoring in visual and performing Arts, specializing in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts Venice.
Lazlo received the experimental level in Art at the Art School of Padua A. Modigliani. He is currently majoring in Visual Arts and Performing Arts, at IUAV of Venice
THE ESSENCE OF DECADENCE
Photography interpreting Decadence’s painting
"Every shot comes from the synthesis of the formative path of two young artists that are longingly dedicated to painting, scenography, photography and cinema. The colours and atmospheres of fin de siècle paintings are renewed through the strong colours of the contemporary interpretations, thus colliding with the eyes of a déjà-vu engaged observer. The images are a result of hard work, from the realization of scenographies to the cleverly composed shots worked out in every phase, to the interpretation of those beauties that seem little by little to consume themselves because of a mysterious illness of the soul… Photography is the same fatal woman portrayed in Klimt's, Shiele's and Casas' paintings, the reflection on the retina of a humanity drowned in an uncertain condition.
The images, the offspring of the research of lost time, reveal the "panic for the inevitable deception that enmeshes our lives, the total ruinous fall in this terrible condition" (Auerbach) that is renewed in the silence of the contemporary shots. In a time of political and cultural crisis, the dusty atmosphere of the atelier transforms itself into the glossy patina of the photograph without losing the sensation of the cliff from which the artist inevitably falls.
The melancholy of a look lost in another dimension, the boredom, the spleen evoked in the works reveal the sensitivity of new artistic means which were being questioned and discussed at the time when these paintings were being realized. The immortality of Schiele's models, the bitter mystery of Klimt's women, the enigmatic muses of minor artists live again in a new form touching with their sighs the contemporary image, offering to our eyes the chance to remember famous artworks, to discover less celebrated works and to enjoy times and outlooks often neglected."
Anna Giulia Volpato
Current Residence: Venice
Favourite style of art: Decadentism