Marco Sanges | Wall Street International Art / by Marco Sanges


There is something remarkable about those pictures, something unforeseen and new.

From his childhood and adolescence every “signal” that his brain perceives from any reaction towards objects that has the slightest signs of artistic form, or in more broader genre of films, paintings, Marco instinctively relates these with Edward Manet, Max Ernst, E. Hopper, Eisenstein, Hitchcock, etc. then stores them, which through the “scanning” is like a violent tormented waterfall of conglomerated characters, scenes, geometric forms and narratives. At the early age Marco started to work at his uncle’s photographic lab and became fascinated by the crafts and the process of developing and printing black and white photography.

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Dazzled by fashion, he became a photographer for Vogue Italia before moving to London, where he now lives. Greatly attracted to cinema and in particular the luminous Black and White films of the silent era, Sanges creates photographs in sequence. Every sequence tells a unique, multi-layered story, creating a highly personal, imaginary cinema. Bigger than life characters and stories lavish costume and the core, reminiscent of Surrealism and especially the Visual and Performing Arts of the ‘20s and ‘30s he sets the scene, as a scene in a film unfolds a story. Magnifying imagination beyond imagination there is dedication to the often elaborate projects that are staged as a live theatrical performance The surrealistic feel of his work represents the liberation of the unconscious, as a means to create art outside the boundaries of official culture, the rejection of established values and a concrete effort to illustrate extreme mental states, unconventional ideas, or elaborate fantasy worlds, all elements typical of ‘Outside Art’. There is also an enchanting, yet dark side, to his work, an intriguing depth that appears to be destined to highlight the drama of life and capture the sincerity of the journey, the scenes of intimacy that confront human vulnerability, challenging our own fragility.

Sanges’ double award winning short film Circumstances (Best Art Film – Portobello Film Festival, London 2008 and Best Experimental Art Video, Open Cinema, St Petersburg, Russia, 2009) has been screened all around the World.
Marco’ s work makes the spectators enter an emotional journey and loose themselves in the narrative, visual richness and the power of story telling. His exhibitions bring together the work of an artist who is passionate about life in its entirety and continues to evoke, transcend, and excite the world! Source: Wall Street International Art