A world of dreamers who contemplate the unlikely beauty and see the strength of the rough sea in waves of beer, or where the velvety leaf of cabbage takes the form of a girl’s cap with a lantern. Inspired by the works of Magritte, De Chirico, the artistic movement of Lorenzo Alessandri, I tried to convey with my photos the power of surreal thought. A thought that breaks the rules and with subtle irony tears down the boundaries of a world that seems so established, traditional, without surprises…
And brings a spark out of it! I was attracted by the surrealist pictures I saw on the web in recent years. From this inspiration and from my experience as a food photographer , comes out the idea of building landscapes with food. Only later I came across by chance, in the Carl Warner’s beautiful foodscapes, and I said “toh, someone crazy like me …”
Actually, my works are different from Warner’s, because of the conceptual but also formal paradox. In my vision, the proportions are almost completely distorted, and nothing corresponds to our perception of the experience. That is how a lemon zest becomes as big as an umbrella, watermelon becomes a cool pool in the summer and the clothes hanging in the sun are the list of ingredients for a dinner. All seasoned with some reminiscence of my reading as a child. Far from being an escape from reality, but rather, an invitation to create our own world. Mine is this, a dimension where to draw, collect, care for, contemplate, everything is outside and inside of us.
SOURCE: Her official website Patrizia Piga