Pietro Pasolini was born in Brazil in 1992. After growing up in Rome he moved to London where he studied documentary photography at Saint Martins University. Following his vocation he set out to document the lives of ethnic minorities and tribal groups across the Asian continent. In 2016 Pasolini moved to New York to study at the International Center of Photography (ICP). While in the US, Pasolini's work underwent a considerable change, evolving into a careful reflection on the way we perceive and accept our surroundings. His practice questions the notion of reality as objective truth, presenting it instead as an “ever-changing vortex”. Impermanence and vulnerability, essential characteristics of life, become the focus of his work that, through the choice of precarious materials, is predisposed to be reinterpreted throughout time. Pasolini's works are born through a close cooperation between the artist and nature and it is the proximity with the impermanence of the natural world that gives some of his works an evolutionary ability.
He currently lives and works between the New York and Rome.
Pasolini through the use of classic materials from the photographic painting and sculpture tradition has developed a practice that merges the bounders of these three disciplines and explores the essence of being a contemporary photographer today. His work is a visual ode to the beauty and fragility of our planet and intends to accredit the relationship between man and the environment as the most fundamental creative process. The artist tries to redefine our view of Nature presenting it as an entity of its own which is both subject and co- author of his practice. The Natural world becomes his Studio and the elements become the tools he utilise to produce his works, which ranges from colour images to brass and copper oxidations. Using non-traditional practices and innovative view points the artist has created a strong mythology around the evolutionary ability of some of his works.
His work has been exhibited in various institutions and galleries including The International Center of Photography, Galleria Valentina Bonomo, Superstudio Più and Gallery OneTwentyEight.
2019: HyperMaremma, Group Exhibition, “Omaggio a Staccioli”
2019: Monteverdi, Solo exhibition, “An Homage to Val d’Orcia”.
2019 Capalbio, Group Exhibition, “Raccontare lo Spazio”
2018: Rome, Group Exhibition, The Orange Garden, “ Hyperland”
2018: Capalbio, Group Exhibition, La Vallonea, “ Nuova Terra/ Antica”
2017: Rome, Solo exhibition, Gallery Valentina Bonomo, “UnStill Life”
2017: Miami, Group Exhibition, Locust Projects.
2017: Capalbio, Group Exhibition, Capalbio Contemporary, “Undisclosed Stories”
2017: Capalbio, Group exhibition,Galleria il Frantoio, Tree Line Residency, “Down to Earth”
2016: Rome, Group exhibition, The Orange Garden, “Aporia”
2016: New York, Group exhibition, International Center of Photography, “Another kind of Paradise”
2016: New York Solo exhibition, Gallery OneTwentyEight,”Microcosm”.
2016: Rome, Group exhibition, The Orange Garden, “ Emergenza”
2015: Milan, Solo exhibition, Galleria Superstudio Piu, “The forgotten world of photography”.
2014: Rome, Solo exhibition, Galleria RossoCinabro, “Portraits of a changing world”.