Biography / Artist statement
Nicholas Gentilli has been an architectural photographer all his working life. Places and spaces interest fascinate him. His work explores both the power of the single image and the rhythm and opportunity achieved through constructed images. I think by the very frenetic nature of our existences, the profundity of our surroundings does (quite understandably) pass us by. The very fact that viewers of the work are forced to reconcile the ‘real’ with the ‘constructed’ creates a tension. He likes exploring the way viewers engage on multiple levels when trying to understand the "imagined" image. He explores this through repetition, light and humour until the artwork is a virtual movie; one based on the built environment only.