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Robert Calafiore
Untitled - Light lush pink & orange figurative nude lying down w/ plants

2008-2011

$5,400

About

"Untitled" by Robert Calafiore is a lush pink and orange tableau depicting a male figure lying on a tiled floor surrounded by flora. Using self-constructed pinhole cameras Calafiore creates large, one-of-a-kind chromogenic prints (‘c-prints') that portray his experimentation with vivid color, light, and shadow through purely analog means. The method behind these intricate works, as described by Calafiore, involves “[l]ive dodging and burning" in order “to create layers and depth as well as add texture [and] a sense of movement.” The resulting image is a richly-hued negative of how we see color and light; in essence, a reversal of our typical sensory input. In this manner, the artist transports every day life “to a magical and otherworldly place.” This is the artistry in what Calafiore has done without digital manipulation. Robert Calafiore was born in New Britain, Connecticut to Italian immigrants. Raised in a traditional Roman Catholic home and part of a large extended family, religious influences and strong ties to traditions and work ethic have contributed in molding the way he relates to the world. Calafiore received his MFA in Photography from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his BFA in Photography from Hartford Art School. He was recently awarded the Connecticut Artist Fellowship Grant for 2018 and was also named the Second Sight Award artist speaker for Medium Festival of Photography in October 2018. His work has appeared in Photograph Magazine, Diffusion Annual IX, Lenscratch and Collector Daily. Calafiore currently serves as Assistant Dean and Professor of Photography at the University of Hartford.

Details

  • Creator
    Robert Calafiore (1965, American)
  • Creation Year
    2008-2011
  • Dimensions
    Height: 40 in. (101.6 cm)Width: 30 in. (76.2 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
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  • Framing
    Framing Options Available
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Houston, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU130927323222

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