Female Portraiture series - Beginnings
Limited Edition Original Archival pigment print on Fine Art Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl Paper 285 gsm.
Edition of 20 Signed and Numbered.
Original Hahnemühle Certificate of Authenticity signed by artist included.
Elena Gallotta is an award winning Italian fine-art photographer based in Ireland. Her work exhibited at the 54th Venice Biennale of Art and more recently with Vogue Italia in Milan, such as "The Owl", together with a few other pieces.
Her piece "WOMB" was also exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery in London as a Showdown winner. The artist comes from a ballet and dance-theatre background which amplifies her natural predisposition to work with non-verbal communication. In order to unfold or create a story she listens to the body, observing or molding its subtle language and portraying how it relates itself to other beings and surrounding spaces.
Elena's way of composing a picture and working with light is also hugely influenced by her passion for paintings, especially the Old Italian and Dutch Masters. In keeping with her Italian heritage stark chiaroscuro light is a distinguished trait of her work but on moving to Ireland she started to be fascinated by its incredibly soft natural light and she gradually began to incorporate this element into her images.