There is more to Urban Limits than a Circular Road

‘There is more to Urban Limits than a Circular Road’ is a photographic essay of numerous dérives made around urban areas in the Umbrian region of Italy.

While walking towards the outer areas of a city I am being guided by what my senses recognise as limits of an urban area. Main infrastructures such as larger roads, railroads and railway stations, dormitory blocks, industries, or even large shopping malls, are what primarily bounds my areas of interest. From an improvised solution at a tennis court, to the child’s swing overlooking the cable car line, passing by the saddened truth of suburbia-looking cemetery houses, to the quirky shapes of one’s property fence, all these peculiar situations convey a certain humor and irony to me. These borderline urban areas can often feel as monotonous as circular roads, since they end up being used mostly as rapid pass-through places. But when they are observed at a walking pace, several elements turn visible, displaying their function, shape or presence. Those elements found here convey me a sentiment of urban limit.

The project has been awarded the selection for the 2022 Bienal de Fotografia de Vila Franca de Xira (November 2022-January 2023).
The project has been exhibited at a solo show at Câmara Escura Gallery – CCC in Torres Vedras (January-February 2022).
Photographs of this project have been exhibited at ART MATTERS 3, Galerie Biesenbach in Cologne (April 2021), at REA Art Fair in Milan (September 2021) and at Zaratan Gallery in Lisbon (November-December 2021).

Support I – 40x60cm
Support II – 40x60cm
Support III – 40x60cm
Support IV – 40x60cm
All paths lead to a square – 100x66cm
Suburbia post-mortem – 30x45cm
Minimetrò (Bystanders) – 100x66cm
Barriers – 40x60cm
Ingress and Egress – 20x30cm
Surrounded I – 100x66cm
Support V – 40x60cm
Circular road – 100x66cm

Technical details:
Inkjet prints on fine-art cotton paper, Editions of 3 + 1 A.P.