From monumental industrial architecture to the interiors of strange machines, from night views of cities flickering like active volcanoes to gleaming high-tech laboratories, from neat boxes of fruits or vegetables to the sprawling agro-industrial farmlands of Argentina, Carlo Vaslecchi alternates between the near and the far, between precise figuration and poetic abstraction.
His large-format photgraphs, devoid of human presence, often take unexpected vantage points, which, while initially destabilizing our perception, then encourage us to engage more actively with the imagery.
Although much of his work is clearly within the strong tradition of the industrial landscape developed by the German school (Becher, Gursky), Valseccho has found his own expressive register, tending toward the monochrome. The qualities of the images have to do with the extremely soft palette and nuanced chromatic scale, features that sharply differntiate his photographs from mainstream color practice.
Painterly in its sensibility, Valsecchi’s work evokes the pictorial grandeur of American Abstract Expressionism.