KINTSUGI

KINTSUGI _RIPARARE CON L’ORO is a self-portrait project. 
It is about celebrating the battles the soul has come through, accepting and honoring the scars that testify how it has been shattered and has come together as a more complete and precious entity.  The title is borrowed from the ancient Japanese technique of repairing porcelain vessels accentuating the cracks with gold instead of concealing them.
Being a chapter of a wider ongoing project called "Rinascimenti Privati", within Kintsugi I frequently use a circle to frame the images as an homage to "Tondo", paintings that flourished during the Italian Renaissance.
I then break the frame to add dynamism and tridimensionality and to symbolize a turning point in the story: the character transforms through a painful yet necessary process and gets closer to their true self. 
Kintsugi is presented as a series of large limited edition archival prints (up to 100x150cm). Gold foil is applied by hand at the end of the printing process.
KINTSUGI I
"Kintsugi" is about celebrating the battles the soul has come through, accepting and honoring the scars that testify to how it has been shattered and has come together as more complete and precious.
The title is borrowed from the ancient Japanese technique of repairing porcelain vessels accentuating the cracks with gold instead of concealing them. 
KINTSUGI II
KINTSUGI III
KINTSUGI IV
KINTSUGI V
For the photographs Kintsugi IV and V, gold foil is applied by hand at the end of the printing process. 
"Kintsugi" is part of a wider ongoing project on rebirth called "Rinascimenti Privati", that could be translated as "Private Renaissances". In Italian Rinascimento means both "rebirth" and the Renaissance, an era that witnessed the flourishing of the arts and intellectual activities after the Middle Age.
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