Carlo Benvenuto’s research is determined by the desire of communicating as little as possible. The artist works at home, with his furniture and belongings, reducing individual choices to a minimum.
Benvenuto photographs what he has available in 1:1 scale, on a neutral background and in a rarefied atmosphere of subtlety and suspense. The absence of surrounding elements transforms such commonplace objects in a mistery: an electric guitar, a tea cup on the edge of a table, all clothed with a soft light of unquestionable pictorial quality. The framing denies any expressive purpose. The minimal approach is pursued with a research on the verge of perfection. In Benvenuto modus operandi, form and composition, along with a skillful light and chromatic balance, perform a fundamental role and declare the artist’s admiration for classical painting. His beautiful compositions accuse wisely and gracefully the order that we try to impose on chaos.