First edition of Sfondi by fontanesi (2023)
Small format hardback in new condition
Published by Witty Books
Imagine a series of landscapes. Now, imagine a series of backgrounds.
There is a subtle difference, an imperceptible gap between what is observed and what that allows observation. The background is, by definition, "the part perspective of a painting, drawing or photograph, on which the foreground figures stand out." It is the environment in which a subject is immersed in a set where things happen, a decorative functional. In short, backgrounds generate imagery. It is not surprising therefore, that Fontanesi, always careful not to be misunderstood, wanted to give this new volume such an emblematic title. His creations are, to all intents and purposes, activators of possible realities.[...]