Artist Statement My work examines the power that political forces exercise over culture and experience. My production is influenced by the Decadent movement of the early 20th century. Even then, the modern man was tormentedby doubts and anxieties; disoriented in a world that was speeding towards big changes. Today, the modern man is weaker than his predecessor, he has never adapted to the rapidvariations of the past century, and he is constantly bombarded by the disruptions of this time. Both “Anamorphosis” and “Babel” focus on the study of the human and the analysis of the new society he lives in. On one hand, “Anamorphosis” addresses the tension between modern man and community, while questioning the fiction that causes him to live in a constant state of uncertainty and chaos. On the other hand, the more recent series, “Babel”, focuses on appearance and structure of the urban landscape, seeking to reveal the effects that the new megalopolis determines on its inhabitants. The controlled use of long shutter times and layering sequences of different exposures, and the interaction between shadows and colors, are crucial elements of my creative process. Altering the forms of the urban landscape my work aims to unveil the true appearance of a reality governed by disorder and chaos. The individual is more and more part of a system that annihilates the will of the single in favor of democratic decisions, where forms of independent thinking are replaced with external conditioning.        

Artist Statement

My work examines the power that political forces exercise over culture and experience.

My production is influenced by the Decadent movement of the early 20th century. Even then, the modern man was tormentedby doubts and anxieties; disoriented in a world that was speeding towards big changes.

Today, the modern man is weaker than his predecessor, he has never adapted to the rapidvariations of the past century, and he is constantly bombarded by the disruptions of this time.

Both “Anamorphosis” and “Babel” focus on the study of the human and the analysis of the new society he lives in.

On one hand, “Anamorphosis” addresses the tension between modern man and community, while questioning the fiction that causes him to live in a constant state of uncertainty and chaos.

On the other hand, the more recent series, “Babel”, focuses on appearance and structure of the urban landscape, seeking to reveal the effects that the new megalopolis determines on its inhabitants.

The controlled use of long shutter times and layering sequences of different exposures, and the interaction between shadows and colors, are crucial elements of my creative process.

Altering the forms of the urban landscape my work aims to unveil the true appearance of a reality governed by disorder and chaos.

The individual is more and more part of a system that annihilates the will of the single in favor of democratic decisions, where forms of independent thinking are replaced with external conditioning.

 

 

 

 

 

BIO

Edoardo Cozzani is an Italian photographer born in Rome.

In July 2016 Edoardo graduates from LUISS Guido Carli gaining a Law degree and moves to New York to study conceptual photography at the International Center of Photography.

During the first semester Edoardo produces Anamorphosis, a series that deals with loss of identity of the modern man.

In December 2016 “Anamorphosis” is exhibited in Rome in a solo show curated by Cultrise, a roman art organization.

In 2017 Edoardo starts working on the series “Babel”, which in June becomes part of a group exhibition called “Hidden Narratives” in New York at the International Center of Photography. One of the images from “Babel” is selected as signature image of the show.

Consequently, Babel is selected as one of the winning projects of the photography competition Life Framer, addressing the theme of civilization.

After having seen the Hidden Narratives exhibition Musée Magazine publishes an interview on Babel and Anamorphosis.