PUBLICATION: PHROOM MAGAZINE
PHROOM, founded and curated by Giangiacomo Cirla, is an online exhibition space dedicated to contemporary fine-art photography. Through our visual research we select and present the best projects from all over the world.
We work to create an artistic place and a photographic collection, representation of the contemporary world.
The work of Emmanuel Monzon focuses primarily on the idea of urban sprawling and the urban expansion of its periphery. Monzon photographs urban banality as though it were a Romantic painting, trying only to be “stronger than this big nothing” in controlling the space by framing the subject. Monzon’s aesthetic of the banal obeys its own rules: a ban on living objects, a precise geometrical organization, and the revelation of a specific physical and mental landscape blurring the lines between city and suburb, between suburb and countryside, a process that results in an independent identity.
This aesthetic of the emptiness in my photographic work attempts to understand our current environment.
PHROOM // Milano – Italy
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