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THE WORLD ON THE NIGHTSTAND

What’s the threshold between wakefulness and sleep? Between reality and dreams? Between the physical space of the nightstand on which we lay our survival kit at night, and the epiphanic space of art, that reveals, unearths, emerges from elsewhere, as if photography could see where the eye can’t see or know. 

Photography crosses this threshold and broadens it; what feels immediate and close, undefinable, and distinct, in Delluzio’s photography it becomes alive, inhabited, infinite. We can cross that threshold, just like in the wardrobe from Narnia, and know the place of things, the stories of small objects we turn our backs to when we turn the lights off, the life-giving shiver of what we touch which extends from us, regardless of us. The nightstand is a limited and immediate space, an anchor for the drifting raft on which we sleep. It’s precisely in such a confined space that dreamlike reality can manifest itself. Is what Delluzio sees the dreams of the objects, or the objects of our dreams?

Delluzio investigates this dichotomy. We can find in his work something we can recognise in ourselves, something we remember having lived, a memory shaped from our visions and impressions, and that frames our glance. 

Simultaneously we can discover surprising perspectives that open onto unknown lands, allowing us to be pioneers. The extraordinary use – in the literal sense of out of the ordinary - of the natural elements reveals what would be left in the world of spores and shards, how much biological development there is in a fragment of a wood, how paint can express natural surfaces, an infinite palette of strokes and shapes. Painting cannot be ignored when talking about Delluzio’s photography, what we stumble upon most of the time is a detail in a cosmic canvas. 

Water transforms/shapes everything it touches, like the amniotic fluid, inducing the two-dimensional to become three-dimensional, from components/raw materials to explosion. The water used for the picture’s composition, isn’t just a natural filter, but a life-giving movement, a creative alliance between man and nature. During the project’s journey you get a sense of it creating its own momentum, as if each and every piece engenders the next one, in a constant dialogue between art and the artist, a reoccurring natural element which develops and changes. 

The objects we recognise, the book, the alarm clock, are treated in the same way as a piece of bark or a rock, on this lunar plane which is Delluzio’s dreamscape, the elements are malleable, and the page has the same mortality of a flower.

And here, inside this place of earthly tones, autumnal, palpable, and witnessed, the immediate representation of elsewhere, the jarring element: the small polka dot house and the cyclamen, with the colours of fairy tales and eroticism, tell another story of the night, the side of the night we live with our bodies. 

Like glimpsing a mouth opening in a dream, a half open drawer on reality, an unexpected regeneration on the fringe of the morning dew, the consistency of blossom, maybe the awakening.

Delluzio’s art is still life through which a gust of vital energy blows, in between the no longer and the not yet. The fragility embodied by the dandelion, together with a glass of water, a crumbling rock, and an open book, like a wizard would do when moving treasures and withholding wonder. A personal Big Bang, a miracle, the universe remade from earth and milk, the author as partly life giver and partly God. The darkness from which light comes.




Lo spazio e il tempo
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Lo spazio e il tempo
Antonio Delluzio

Se le parole fiorissero
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Se le parole fiorissero
Antonio Delluzio

Il peso del sogno
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Il peso del sogno
Antonio Delluzio

E se i sogni fossero davvero pieni di pepite d'oro?
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E se i sogni fossero davvero pieni di pepite d'oro?
Antonio Delluzio

Equilibri
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Equilibri
Antonio Delluzio

Quotidiano vivere
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Quotidiano vivere
Antonio Delluzio

C'era una casetta col tetto rosa a pois
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C'era una casetta col tetto rosa a pois
Antonio Delluzio

Erotismo
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Erotismo
Antonio Delluzio

Isola
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Isola
Antonio Delluzio

In tre nell'universo
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In tre nell'universo
Antonio Delluzio

Oasi
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Oasi
Antonio Delluzio

Incontri
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Incontri
Antonio Delluzio

Il riposo del guerriero
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Il riposo del guerriero
Antonio Delluzio

Attesa
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Attesa
Antonio Delluzio

Interstellar #1
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Interstellar #1
Antonio Delluzio

Interstellar #2
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Interstellar #2
Antonio Delluzio

Resistenza
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Resistenza
Antonio Delluzio

Un sogno imperfetto
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Un sogno imperfetto
Antonio Delluzio

Nella quiete
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Nella quiete
Antonio Delluzio

Una terra, anche se ostile, ti accoglie
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Una terra, anche se ostile, ti accoglie
Antonio Delluzio

Ho sognato il chiaro di luna
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Ho sognato il chiaro di luna
Antonio Delluzio

Il primo giorno
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Il primo giorno
Antonio Delluzio

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