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Michele Bressan


Michele Bressan Michele Bressan

Michele Bressan Michele Bressan

Michele Bressan Michele Bressan

Michele Bressan Michele Bressan

Michele Bressan Michele Bressan

Michele Bressan Michele Bressan

Michele Bressan Michele Bressan

Michele Bressan Michele Bressan

Michele Bressan Michele Bressan

Michele Bressan Michele Bressan

Michele Bressan Michele Bressan

Michele Bressan Michele Bressan

Michele Bressan Michele Bressan

Michele Bressan Michele Bressan

Michele Bressan was born in Trieste, Italy in 1980. From 1994 he lives and works in Bucharest, Romania. Currently he is doing his BA in Photography and Video at the Academy of Fine Arts Bucharest. Michele Bressan is one of the winners of the ESSL ART AWARD 2009, an award dedicated to the discovery and support of young creative talents in Eastern Europe. He works mainly with photography, but also with video and instalations. His work was exhibited in Romania, France, USA, UK, Turkey, Cratioa, Germany, Italy and other.


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Michele Bressan is someone who hunts down images, rather than a careful user of a given method. For him, the spontaneous reframing of daily life is more important than any predefined way of working.

‘What really matters is that the viewer understands the feeling I had when I took the picture.’
Trapped in a constant emotional journey with acid overtones, the photographer goes through rural and urban areas in search of moments of epiphany during which emotions, landscapes, objects and colors suddenly organize, only to reveal relationships that are coherent and compelling from a visual point of view.

These instants exist one after the other, creating through the accumulation of the corresponding photos an archive that is quite similar to an intimate diary. At a certain level, this continuous flux can be compared, from an aesthetic point of view, to the work of American classics such as Robert Frank and Garry Winogrand. As far as the attitude towards the practice of taking photos is concerned, it is related to someone like Daido Moriyama.

Placed at the other end of studio photography and of all types of staged photography as well, the work of Michele Bressan is tightly connected to his love for everyday life.
Gazing through the layers of monotony of interiors, or of urban landscapes, always paying attention to colors, the photographer is sensitive to all the elements of atmosphere that can, in some way, suggest timelessness.

In the end, the flux of images manages to materialize emotional life, by creating a visual memory. However, is what we see in the picture a product of imagination? Is it, on the other hand, tangible proof of a reality that exists outside someone’s subjective psychology?

Sometimes it seems this does not matter much, because the photos exist in and for themselves, without any need for explanation. A man sleeps in the park, with his feet coming out of the bushes. Someone takes his picture. The result is an image that can be associated with visual beauty in its most traditional of interpretations: sleep and flowers.

Text by Mircea Nicolae
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Michele Bressan
w: michelebressan.ro
w: cult-decorations.blogspot.com
e: micbressan@yahoo.com
represented by: H'art Gallery Bucharest


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