Vincenzo Castella

Vincenzo Castella’s attitude towards the content of his work is profoundly different to that of other landscape photographers. His is an exploration that starts from the places he knows best: Naples and Milan, and then other sites in Europe and around the Mediterranean. Possible photographs, taken from viewpoints that anybody could find. In fact, Castelli does not especially privilege the eye. From his earliest works halfway through the ‘seventies he has eliminated the narrating self, an important moment in his development towards rejecting subjectivity. Colour is a basic part of his work, even if at the moment of shooting his

choices are not dictated by colour harmonies: he is, rather, attentive to details. Buildings lie at the heart of his works about cities, which he began towards the end of the ‘nineties. For him a city represents a language, and photography is an invention derived from it.
In such recent works as Cronache da Milano, realized together with the Multiplicity group and shown by Studio la Città in 2009 at Art Unlimited, he photographed buildings and places in Milan where crimes had taken place. (Angela Madesani)
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Nature

no place like home

Italian Renaissance

Cities

Installations

Videos

Nature


  • #01 Zurigo, 2018

    Ed. of 3
    type c-print
    225 x 180 cm


  • #02 Zurigo, 2018

    Ed. of 3
    type c-print
    225 x 180 cm


  • #03 Zurigo, 2018

    Ed. of 3
    type c-print
    225 x 180 cm
    184,5 x 233,5 x 5,5 cm with frame


  • #04 Zurigo, 2018

    Ed. of 3
    type c-print
    225 x 180 cm
    184,5 x 233,5 x 5,5 cm with frame


  • #09 Zurigo, 2018

    Ed. of 3
    type c-print
    230 x 180 cm
    184,5 x 233,5 x 5,5 cm with frame


  • Proof #1 Studio Eine Phantastik, 2018

    Ed. of 3
    type c-print
    160 x 83 cm
    163 x 85 x 5,5 cm with frame


  • Proof #2 Studio Eine Phantastik, 2018

    Ed. of 3
    type c-print
    160 x 83 cm
    163 x 85 x 5,5 cm with frame


  • Proof #3 Studio Eine Phantastik, 2018

    Ed. of 3
    type c-print
    160 x 83 cm
    163 x 85 x 5,5 cm with frame


  • Pirkanmaa Finland #85 - #86, 2007/2018

    Ed. of 5 each
    type c-print
    20 x 25 cm each
    21,5 x 26,5 x 4 cm with frame each


  • Castelseprio 2008, 2012

    polaroid 8 x 10 inch
    21,3 x 27,4 cm
    25 x 31 x 4 cm with frame


  • Castelseprio 2008, 2012

    polaroid 8 x 10 inch
    21,3 x 27,4 cm
    25 x 31 x 4 cm with frame


  • Passo del Bracco, Levanto 2008, 2012

    polaroid 8 x 10 inch
    21,3 x 27,4 cm
    25 x 31 x 4 cm with frame


  • Passo del Bracco, Levanto 2008, 201

    polaroid 8 x 10 inch
    21,3 x 27,4 cm
    25 x 31 x 4 cm with frame


  • #03 Castelseprio, Varese 2009, 2012

    polaroid 8 x 10 inch
    21,3 x 27,4 cm
    25 x 31 x 4 cm with frame


  • #18 Castelseprio, Varese 2008, 2012

    polaroid 8 x 10 inch
    21,3 x 27,4 cm
    25 x 31 x 4 cm with frame


  • #04 Castelseprio, Varese 2009, 2012

    polaroid 8 x 10 inch
    21,3 x 27,4 cm
    25 x 31 x 4 cm with frame


  • Bruzzella 2012, 2012

    polaroid 8 x 10 inch
    21,3 x 27,4 cm
    25 x 31 x 4 cm with frame

no place like home


  • Monte San Giacomo (SA) 1982, 1985

    type c-print
    50 x 40 cm
    62 x 51,8 x 3 cm with frame


  • Pescara 1983, 1985

    type c-print
    50 x 40 cm
    62 x 51,8 x 3 cm with frame


  • Pescara 1983, 1985

    type c-print
    40 x 50 cm
    51,6 x 62 x 3 cm with frame


  • Pescara 1983, 1985

    type c-print
    40 x 50 cm
    51,6 x 62 x 3 cm with frame

Italian Renaissance


  • #13 Firenze 2012, 2012

    color print
    110 x 153 cm


  • #2-6 e #2-8 Mantova 2012, 2012

    color print
    110 x 173 cm


  • #01 Milano 2012, 2012

    color print
    110 x 153 cm


  • #30 Roma 2012, 2012

    color print
    110 x 138 cm

Cities


  • #01 Milano, 2014

    Light Jet C-print from color negative 30 x 50 cm
    180 x 300 cm


  • Milano, 2009

    C-print
    180 x 225 cm


  • #10.4 Istanbul, 2011

    c-print, diasec from color negative
    85,3 x 110 cm


  • #10275 Ramallah, 2007

    Light Jet C-print
    106 x 154 cm


  • #10292 Jerusalem, 2007

    light jet C-print on plexiglass
    45,1 x 75,2 cm


  • #3 Malta 2011, 2011

    c-print diasec from 11 x 14 " color negative
    85,3 x 110 cm


  • #02 Napoli 2002, 2002

    c-print
    46 x 57 cm


  • #02 Genova, 2007

    c-print
    180 x 300 cm


  • #05 Verona, 2007

    c-print
    180 x 300 cm


  • #04 Milano Piazza Duomo, 2015

    color print
    55 x 70 cm


  • Plots are homeless, 2016

    352 x 434 cm
    installation view
    Studio la Città, Verona

Installations


  • Recursions and Mutations, 2019

    Vincenzo Castella · Lynn Davis · Jacob Hashimoto · Roberto Pugliese
    installation view
    Studio la Città – GAD Giudecca Art District, Venice


  • Trame senza fissa dimora, 2018

    installation view
    Studio la Città, Verona


  • Inside Deisha Camp, Bethlehem, 2016

    video HD
    6:46 min
    installation view, Studio la Città - verona


  • Il Corpo della Città, 2016

    installation view
    Studio la Città, Verona


  • Installation view, 2016

    Studio la Città, Arte Fiera, Bologna


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  • Innesti. Grafting, 2014

    curated by Cino Zucchi - Italia Pavilion - 14 International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Venezia


  • An Italian perspective, 2012 - Installation view

    Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York


  • Vincenzo Castella - Installation view

    Studio la Città 2011


  • Vincenzo Castella - Installation view

    Studio la Città 2010


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    News

  • Now on sale the catalogue of the group exhibition Recursions and Mutations. The catalogue, published by Silvana Editoriale, consist of 64 pages and contains essays by Jacob Hashimoto and Daniele Capra.
    To purchase please click here.


  • Vincenzo Castella is one of the protagonists of the Survol – La photographie aérienne des villes exhibition which will open on Friday 9 November 2018 at the CAUE92 – Conseil d’architecture, urbanisme et de l’environnement des Hauts-de-Seine.
    November 9, 2018 – March 2, 2019 | CAUE92, Nanterre


  • For sale online the catalog Vincenzo Castella – Mississippi / Tennessee 1976 published by Humboldt with texts by Frank Boehm and Alberto Saibene. The book also contains a postcard with the photo Van Hula Hunt, Memphis Tenn. 1976 signed and dated on the back by the artist.