DRIK DICKINSON: INSIDE
November 25th 2017 - January 5th 2018
Studio La Città, Lungadige Galtarossa 21, Verona
Studio la Città will be hosting a new and previously unseen series of photographs by the artist Drik Dickinson, who was born in Venice but is Irish by adoption.
Inside is the title of this solo show which exhibits a selection of ten photos taken from the series of the same name by the artist, someone who has always been intimately involved with the theme of Vanitas. In these latest works the representation of the transience of life and of the inexorable passing of time is enriched by completely artificial objects that the artist juxtaposes against traditional natural elements (such as flowers, grass, and leaves), so almost literally “staging” a composition in which what is real and what is not meld together and are difficult to separate by the observer’s eye.
For Dickinson, water remains a basic constituent, both visually and allegorically, but here it is loaded with new meanings: we are no longer dealing with random compositions where the artist, in the open air, waits for time, the current of the water, and the light to determine the structure of his shot. As in fact emerges from the very title of the show, in this new series of works the subjects are fixed in the studio where frequently the element of water is contained inside buckets, recipients wrapped in plastic and where, at times, the floral element is false, whether it is in full flower or wilting.
Image Courtesy of
Studio La Città