Since the pandemic has started, Elio felt a disconnection with the surrounding world and mainly between people. We have sadly begun unsure of the human’s contact, and we started to saw the others as a threat.
The world began somehow alienating and he felt he had to connect back with that world through a non-verbal communication. He had in mind a quote from Picasso: Without great solitude, not serious work is possible. He has then started to work and visualize what he wanted to express though imaginary. His main inspiration came from painters such as Edward Hopper, Giorgio de Chirico and Osvaldo Louis Guglielmi with their empty streets. He has built different environments which usually are very busy and crowded but this time the focus was only on one object. An object left alone with no contact to the others, left it there fighting its own loneliness. He believes many people around the world feel isolated, secluded, because of being cut off by circumstances or by wish. Solitude is a subject which reflects our daily life, our approach with the world and the others.
He has then taken the chance to use all his free time to build from scratch a surreal world and express with these the feeling of Solitude. He hopes this project brings to the viewer an awareness on how solitude can isolate ourselves and change our balance with nature. The unreal world is not so surreal as it looks like, it is instead the reality we all face during our lifetime. [Official Website]
Elio Ruscetta is an Italian artist who loves any aspect of life and his photography concentrates on building miniature sets which he then photographs and uses to tell a story.