Roberto De Paolis (1980, Rome) lives and works in Rome and New York.

The photographs of Roberto De Paolis are expressions of a journey that began with the loss of a particular identity, and the search for a new dimension with all the confusion that that entails, the conclusion of which left me with the impression of having acquired an identity that by and large is different from the previous one. During this period of my life, I began to use a very slow shutter speed that produced photos depicting the breaking down or splitting of the body, thus expressing my relationship with the Self and the different parts of the Self invariably in contrast with each other; the force needed to openly face others and the external reality was put strongly to the test. When I say “here and not elsewhere” I am alluding to a period of solitude and a self-enforced standstill, a sort of ‘space’ where it is possibile to come to grips with oneself, and constantly explore the many facets of ones identity.

ROBERTO DE PAOLIS

artista: Roberto De Paolis

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