Ronchini Gallery, London is proud to present an exhibition of works by artist Olivo Barbieri from 30 November 2012 to 12 January 2013. Barbieri will unveil his first series of aerial photographs of London, as part of the latest chapter in his site specific_ series.
The Italian artist has become known for his iconic take on urban spaces, photographing cities, from the vantage point of a helicopter, with a custom large format camera which allows him to carefully focus on specific areas, producing images that appear to be of miniature models.
Buildings such as The Shard and St Pauls Cathedral are isolated as Barbieri explores whether architecture fits its location and how it interacts with surrounding buildings. An important aspect of the site_specific project is the perpetual shift of how places are interpreted.
Barbieri explains his experience of photographing London:
‘’The texture of London from above compared to other cities looks more like a living organism. I inevitably noticed the constant throbbing of the arteries, the lines of communication, in continuous dialogue with the land and buildings and the earth.'’