“What fascinates me is the urban decay; I draw inspiration from old and abandoned homes, from block of flats, barrack-like buildings, popular areas and rooms which are in disuse. I like to create nice photos with a bit of decadentism and surrealism, sometimes even with a touch of black humor. I mostly work in my neighborhood, or in the immediate vicinities, searching for odd perspectives, different angles and colors. I usually overexpose my photos and at the end they are the results of all the elements I have mentioned. But I also try to evolve and improve my technique, with a special care for color. Indeed my use of color aims at giving a particular stress to the psychological state of things.”
The strong colour contrast attracts immediately my eyes, beautiful photographs on the aesthetic level that hide a subtler happening. Hint of human traces that have been, marked and lived that space; lieu that is now free expression of nature evolution. Space that by embracing desolation shows the artistic effect of time.
Only by looking at them with a little more curious eyes we can immediately perceive the decay they revealed. The feelings of unknown, incertitude and unquiet stillness fulfill Max’s photos.
I imagine standing there in the middle of silence hallway where, although your are alone, you are never sure about it. I do think that, is this macabre atmosphere that surrounds and characterizes the ‘left-over’ buildings. Once alive, now store for memories with unwritten destinies.
Max Boschini defines himself as an active artist, researcher and curator from Italy who horse jumping between art, photography, human identity and society. His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally. From the 21st of March he takes part at the Belief in Fear exhibition at B32 in Maastricht. Thus, if you’re around you have the unique opportunity to see his work in real life!