22 May The abstract landscapes of Massimo Colonna
Massimo Colonna is an Italian photographer and digital artist, born in 1986 in a small town at the foot of the Apennines. Since his childhood, he has always been drawn to photography. Over the years, he has also developed a passion for creating images through the use of new technologies, such as 3D rendering. For Massimo, technology represents a tool to invent new spaces and give shape to his imagination. His favorite subjects are abstract landscapes and surreal settings, characterized by minimalist architectures and pastel colors that convey a deep sense of calmness and stillness. As explained by the artist, a fundamental characteristic when creating these spaces is to imagine being physically there and being able to walk and move within the scenes.
Massimo’s works are often the result of his childhood’s memories and experiences and in many of them the protagonist is the sun, a tribute to the warm summers spent at his grandparents’ house in Apulia. For example, in his series Ambiguous he presents four images outlined by minimal open-air architectures, inspired by exotic landscapes with clear blue skies that take us to warm places where the sun draws definite lines, creating large spaces divided by walls and arches where the different subjects begin and end at the same time, interrupting the static setting.
Massimo Colonna’s art offers a journey into a minimalistic yet surreal world, taking the viewer to places and sceneries that do not exist but are part of his imagination, like a sort of lucid dream.