Renato D’Agostin was born in Venice, Italy, in 1983. He began his career in photography in 2001 by exploring his daily world with his father’s camera, and thereby discovered new ways of transcending the beauty of the Most Serene Republic of Venice. Finding his inspiration in urban life, he traveled through the capitals of Western Europe, and after a period in Milan where he worked with the production studio Maison Sabbatini, he moved to New York, where he still lives. In 2005, he attended Fine Print courses at the International Center of Photography (ICP) and soon after became assistant to Ralph Gibson. Dislocating subjects from their realities, Renato D'Agostin opens new portals in the viewer’s imagination by reinterpreting the relationship between space, architecture and people.
13 May - 9 September 2017
No American road trip looms larger in our collective consciousness than the one bound west, and has been both the favorite subject and a formidable challenge for most artists, from Robert Franck to Jack Kerouac. In 2015, Italian-born photographer Renato D’Agostin took the challenge and travelled the 7,439 miles from New York to Los Angeles on his 1983 BMW motorcycle, developing film in hotel sinks along the way. This initiatic journey gave rise to a series of bright and contrasted images, overwhelming with beauty, subtlety and grace, entitled "7439".
Renato D’Agostin captures visual elements and leaves his singular mark on every picture. Mastering every aspect of his silver gelatin photography, Renato D’Agostin knows better than anyone how to imbue a classical black and white picture with a contemporary cut. Renato’s photographs, laden with abstraction and surrealism, are strong and powerful yet delicate.
- 28 original black and white silver prints, numbered, printed and signed by the artist
- Format 32x48 cm, limited edition of 25, priced at 3,500 €
- Format 67x100 cm, limited edition of 5, priced at 7,000 €
- Triptych (67x100 cm x3), limited edition of 5, priced at 21,000 €
- A signed copy of the '7439' book is available online
- A signed copy of his award-winning "Proxemcis" book is available online