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Enrico Pietracci

Short Bio: Enrico Pietracci, Fermo, Italy, 1958.
Studied at the Accademia di belle arti in Florence, where he graduated with the diploma in Scenography.
In Florence and Milan, he worked as an art director in the field of fashion and advertising, and directed directing at the fashion show in connection with dance and theater.
In the editing of a television program on the topics of business in Milan, he was art director and created illustrations and cartoon films.
Since 1994 lives and works in Berlin. There, he developed illustrations for magazines, designed and illustrated CD-Rom for children, and worked on the rationalization
of cartoon films in Babelsberg. In 1998, he began his work as a freelance artist.

Enrico Pietracci

Short Bio: Enrico Pietracci, Fermo, Italy, 1958.
Studied at the Accademia di belle arti in Florence, where he graduated with the diploma in Scenography.
In Florence and Milan, he worked as an art director in the field of fashion and advertising, and directed directing at the fashion show in connection with dance and theater.
In the editing of a television program on the topics of business in Milan, he was art director and created illustrations and cartoon films.
Since 1994 lives and works in Berlin. There, he developed illustrations for magazines, designed and illustrated CD-Rom for children, and worked on the rationalization
of cartoon films in Babelsberg. In 1998, he began his work as a freelance artist.

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The artistic path of Enrico Pietracci is s characterised by an intensive study of the female figure evolved into a unique dynamic concept of exchange between the artist and the model and marked by different creative phases, which, at first glance, may appear discontinuous and incongruent. In reality however, they are connected to each other by a subtle and persistent line which, in the personal consciousness of what was perceived, leads through the different phases of evolution on a path of permanent development.
The creative development of the last five years shows traces of a path, which is strongly marked by experiences including the direct and total involvement of the artist himself (spirit and body) in the creation process itself. This “involvement” finds its expression in several performances, which aim at the search of a synthesis between visual and dramatic arts, bringing him naturally to co-operation with dancers and musicians.
The aim of this concept is to achieve a synthesis of different complementary ones Expressions.
This  Thus, the possibility of experiencing new creative dimensions through a combination of different forms of art and their combination in a masterpiece of art.
The phase of particularly strong personal involvement and direct interaction with the other is followed by an introspective phase of the further processing of visual traces that have arisen in the performative phase. A new, further dimension of the “further processing”, the lived and the memory arose. The “rediscovery” of the surrounding space (city) and the traces of innumerable anonymous beings (their inhabitants) who interacted with it have initiated a new phase of “aesthetic exploration”.
Inspired by detailed analyses of at first sight random and transitory pictures, taken from the environment with the aid of a small digital camera, the details extracted from photograms are reinterpreted in a kind of painterly and graphic “blow-up”.
Personal stories, which are reflected in anonymous private family photos from the smorgasbord of some boxes on the flea market, are an iconographic exhumation of a “private dimension” in constant transformation.
A kind of urban archeology that is painterly translated.

Enrico Pietracci’s Fließende Körper series

Fließende Körper (“Flowing Bodies”) is the end point of a long series of artistic experimentations. With the aim to reach a renewed esthetical form, the artist explores a new way of expression where visual and performance art fuse themselves in-between the pure lines connecting the moving bodies and the graphic painting. What emerges from this fusion is a particular esthetical form, able to overcome the incommunicability of the dynamic and emotional actions while promoting the interactions between the artist and the subject.
The photographic result of this form of “light painting” is what allows the traces left by the dancers in the very present moment of their action to extend the effect of their vital force, reaching the balance between the bodies’ disruptive expressiveness and the composedness of the line.
2015 represents a sort of turning point in the artist’s creative growth: after several years experimenting with drawing, he finally discovered the medium of photography.
Constantly looking for a new esthetical form of expression, Pietracci finds in the “light writing” par excellence, the perfect field for the development of that open dialogue between the subject and the artist, which stays at the core of his artistic vision.
Every photo session takes place in the contest of the artist’s personal atelier, where the dancer/performer is free to move around the space allowing the photographic eye to record their action.
The photographs are realised by using a Reflex camera and the effects are the result of an accurate work through a specific use of lightning and exposure time. No work has been in any way modified in post-production.

Exhibition List (selection):

Solo Exhibitions:

2017
“Fließende Körper” | Luisa Catucci Gallery | Berlin
“Ein Tag in Berlin 30 Jahre danach” | Fotogalerie | Berlin
“ Unbeständigkeit” | Private Office | Berlin
2016
“Auflösungen” | Private Office | Berlin
“Fließende Körper” | Fotogalerie | Berlin
2015
“blow-up project” | Temporary Gallery | Berlin
“Incontrarsi a Berlino” | ANRP | Rome

PERFORMANCES (Selection)

2014
“Solve et Coagula” | Uferstudio GmbH | Berlin “Athanor” | Atelier Berlino | Berlin
2011
Performance with the dance company “Stolen Fish&Zwischenwort” | Berlin
2010
Performance “Body Art in Progress” | Raum 29 | Berlin
Performance at the “Architekturzentrum” | Berlin
Performance at the “Atelier” | Berlin
Participation to the “Big Draw Berlin” | Berlin
2009
Performance “Die Kaiserin” | Galerie Morat Institut | Freiburg
Performance during “Die lange Nacht der Museen” | Bode Museum | Berlin
2008
Performance at the “Galleria Malerei & Grafik” | Berlin

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