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The rebellious photography of Marco Pietracupa

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Anna Frattini

Marco Pietracupa’s shots are divisive, anarchic, and libidinous. The use of flash – present in many of his shots – seems to surprise his subjects and makes us reflect on our own instincts. The result is unexpected and sometimes unsettling photographs that, despite appearing accidental, captivate the viewer.

Marco Pietracupa

Parallel to his work as a photographer, Marco Pietracupa also works in the fashion industry. Over the years, he has collaborated with magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Hunter, Vogue, Pop Magazine, and Vice. Not only magazines, but also brands like Gucci, Valextra, Bulgari, and MSGM.

In 2016, his first monographic publication, Shapeshifter was released by Yard Press, leading him to exhibit in various institutions and galleries. Subsequently, Pietracupa was exhibited at Marsèlleria, the Triennale di Milano, the Mannerheim Gallery in Paris, and many others.

Until June 10th, his solo exhibition titled The Vacuum Decay is on display at FuturDome. It showcases a series of images captured by Pietracupa during the first lockdown. His studio at the time was nothing more than a barn, which later became a sort of cosmogonic observatory where the decay of emptiness becomes a propulsive force to activate a cycle of portraits of his loved ones confined within the same walls. The alternation of inert bodies and objects manages to represent the various stages of being, a true emancipation from the macabre fear of the instability of our emptiness.

Ph. courtesy FuturDome, Marco Pietracupa

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