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Decaying buildings, urban landscapes, ever-changing materials and elements – Livio portrays them in his photo-reports in order to use these pictures as the starting point of his works.

… photography is usually central to Livio Ninni’s works but in MUTATION it simply turns out to be a starting point, a mere tool to be used to achieve the artist’s ultimate objective. Photographs are used to seize a particular moment, thus creating a continuum of space and time. Photography certainly conveys a deeper meaning to his works but it is actually the transposition of pictures onto different surfaces (iron/wood) which lies at the very heart of this collection. This process consists of a few, yet precise steps in order to get to the transposition of the image onto the previously chosen surface. The painting elements – spray and acrylic paint – create irregular shapes, which moves on the surface and this reinforces the idea of transformation which constantly occurs over time. In order to better define his work, Livio Ninni superimposes the urban landscape, created by the image-transferring techniques, on this background…

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Abandoned places, closed factories, decadent buildings. The smell of dust, mould, paint and spray.