Father, Brother & Me, exhibit - Florence 2010
       
     
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Father, Brother & Me, exhibit - Florence 2010
       
     
Father, Brother & Me, exhibit - Florence 2010

Greg explores his family history and influence on his identity. The work starts from a series of restored pictures from the late 50's, portraying Greg's father in the act of writing his first newspaper articles, adjusting to family life, becoming a self sufficient grown up. It's the very beginning of his long career as a journalist, a job that will influenced his cultural, aesthetic and visual attitudes. And will ultimate influence Greg's too.

Beside the original photographs (taken by an older journalist supervising the inexperienced youth), Greg creates a collection of variations, including portraits of his father today, of his older brother and some self portraits. He proposes the image of his father as a reflection. He looks for his father's influence in himself and in his older brother. He finds the polarized differences of the sibling, projected in opposite ways but coming from the same source.

The series has many facets. On one side, the time passes and changes each youth into a man. On the other the essence is preserved, recurring, universal. The men can't, or won't, escape it. The collection was first exhibited in Florence, in 2010, at the ArtUro Museum of Art.

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