A photographer globally renowned for her experiments with light, she has exhibited her works in the world's leading galleries and is represented by the most famous contemporary art gallery, the Gagosian Gallery.
A highly personal interpretation of the light box enabled Elisa Sighicelli
to play with light and the details of her photographs. Her partial illuminations, carefully studied, succeed in creating spatial depth and metaphysical concepts, that are almost beyond any dimension of time.
Sighicelli’s visual research focuses on comparing micro and macro scales on an equal basis, thanks to a conscious use of the horizon, the interplay of shadows and reflected light.
This construction highlights the void which, when carefully studied and examined, assumes undeniable constructive importance. The space is wisely organized, pregnant with traces of memory, shadows and the unknown, but, without the human figure, only highly evocative.
To begin with, the themes of the light boxes are details of interiors (chairs, beds, armchairs), then more open environments, followed by landscapes, drawing continuous inspiration from her travels.
Along with photography, Sighicelli also explores the field of video, using the same care with regard to composition: Boudelaire (2004), Non-Stop Exotic Cabaret (2007), Nocturne (Trajectories) (2006), Dance-Bound (2007) up to her most recent works, the book provides a complete description of her work.
Born in Turin in 1968 where she now lives and works.
Having attended the Slade School of Fine Art in London, Sighicelli has exhibited her work in many famous public institutions, for example: Palazzo delle Papesse Contemporary Art Center, in Siena (2005); the Salomon Fondation, in Annecy (2003); the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, in Santiago de Compostela (2000); the MCA, in Sydney (2003); the Hertzliya Museum, in Tel Aviv (2001) and the Venice Biennial Art Exhibition(2009).
A photographer globally renowned for her experiments with light, she has exhibited her works in the world’s leading galleries and is represented by the most famous contemporary art gallery, the Gagosian Gallery.