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Maurizio Galimberti (Como, 1956) è un fotografo italiano.
A partire dal 1983, inizia ad usare quasi esclusivamente la Polaroid, che apprezza per la immediatezza del risultato e per la possibilità di “manipolazione”; proprio con la Polaroid si esprime a suo modo con il mosaico fotografico, forma artistica per cui è maggiormente conosciuto. Utilizza la_Polaroid scomponendo e ricomponendo l’immagine in mosaici per ricreare la stessa, reinterpretandola.
Anche nei ritratti molti dei quali hanno come protagonisti personaggi famosi (Johnny Depp, Lady Gaga, Robert De Niro, ecc.), riproduce con la scomposizione una tridimensionalità dell’immagine.
Maurizio Galimberti was born in Como in 1956. He now lives and works in Milan. In his initial approach to the world of photography he used a Widelux rotating lens camera before making his radical, definitive commitment to polaroids in 1983.
In 1991 he began collaborating with Polaroid Italia and soon became their official testimonial. For the company he produced the book Polaroid Pro Art, published in 1995, now a cult object for fans of polaroid integral film. He was appointed “Instant Artist” and he devised the Italian Polaroid Collection. In 1992 he was awarded the prestigious Gran Prix Kodak Pubblicità Italia. For Kodak Italia, he staged a travelling exhibition in The Maestri series in 2000. Continuing his research with the polaroid, he reinvented the technique of the “photographic mosaic”, which he initially used for portraits. His first mosaic experiment was conducted in 1989 when he portrayed his son Giorgio. This was followed by portraits of Michele Trussardi, Carla Fracci and Mimmo Rotella. These works had obvious references to the pioneering Bragaglia brothers and the exploration of rhythm and movement. He then proceeded to portray leading figures from the world of cinema, art and culture. His images of faces became so popular and critically acclaimed that he was invited to the Venice Film Festival as official portraitist.
Maurizio Galimberti, Christo ready-made d’affezione n. 449, 2009 – Christo, Surrounded Islands, 1980-83
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