Giovanni Senisi

Giovanni Senisi's photography can be seen in the Group I exhibition in InSight, the Gallery 44 Members Show at Gallery 1313 in Toronto, part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival 2013

Giovanni Senisi’s photography can be seen in the Group I exhibition in InSight

Giovanni Senisi’s photography can be seen in the Group I exhibition in InSight[/caption]Giovanni Senisi is a Toronto-based artist and has been teaching Art, Design, and Photography there since 2001.  He is a graduate of Queen’s University, University of Toronto, and Sheridan College.  Much of his practice explores themes of aging and mortality while engaging the ongoing discussion regarding photography’s relationship with painting.

In InSight, Giovanni is showing work from his series Fictional Realities. The images in this series reference the visual language of a sentimental approach to photography that uses established symbolic associations to suggest metaphors for intermediary points in a personal journey. Textures evoke time, place, and history however they are all fake to varying degrees. Through various methods the locales have been invented to comfortably draw viewers in only to learn that the familiar is not real. By constructing an artificial narrative of decay and change in landscapes that do not exist in reality but seem eerily reminiscent of actual places I attempt to question the validity of visual perception as a means to “ground” us.

Contact: info(at)giovannisenisi.com

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