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The Persistence of Time - Ed. of 3 Print - Limited Edition of 3

Pietro Cenini


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Scottish painter Stephen Mangan and Edinburgh Waverley railway station. As in this painter's works, various elements indicate a standstill in time, although unlike what happens in his paintings, people are in motion. In the photo, many elements have been replaced with others taken from Mangan's paintings. The person on the cell phone in the upper left is a self-portrait of the photographer. This image is part of the “Photographing the Process of Creation” project. This is a photographic research project whose aim is to investigate the essence of painting and what painting implies, mainly in terms of the thought and inspiration of the painter. Thanks to a digital zoom lens, a detailed enlargement of this artwork can be scanned on the Portfolio-Artists page of the author’s website, Printed on archival Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 gsm fine art paper (matt); signed and numbered on the back. The print has an additional 0.4-inch (1cm) white paper border to facilitate handling and framing. 
 Printed on request on a different Hahnemühle fine art paper: Photo Rag Baryta 315 gsm (glossy) or Fine Art Pearl 285 gsm. Both the artwork and the signed Certificate of Authenticity bear a customized, tamper-evident Swiss-made hologram ( with the author's logo, the URL QR code, and an exclusive alphanumeric code. The artist reserves the right to produce one additional Artist Proof for his own collection.

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Print:Giclee on Canvas

Size:14 W x 21 H x 1.25 D in

Size with Frame:15.75 W x 22.75 H x 1.25 D in

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Born and raised in Italy and trained in the USA, I now live and work between Brazil and my native country.

 Artist Statement. I consider myself a painter who uses photography. I take photos of our inner world, of the deep emotions and moods hidden from the eyes. I make them visible and felt. Allo-Realism. Many of my images are allo-realistic. In allo-realism, an image retains a realistic foundation because, contrasting with surrealism, the unreal elements are subtle and intertwined with the realistic aspects, thereby challenging the boundaries of what is considered real and exploring the intersection between the familiar and the strange.

To achieve this, I invest a significant amount of time in post-production (an average of 30–40 hours per image and up to 120). Synesthesia. My images evoke alternative perceptions of what is visually apparent (synesthesia), transforming visual input into, for example, sounds or scents. Endless Innovation. I never stop innovating. As an artist and researcher, I follow my intuition rather than market cues. Once I have done something new, it has been conquered and revealed. Therefore I move on. 
A keen classical pianist with a career in science behind me, in 1994 I moved to California, to attend the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. Combining these two facets of my life has enabled me to approach photography in a unique and innovative way. My unwavering technical abilities and scientific accuracy enable me to translate my artistic sensibility, keen sense of aesthetics, and vivid imagination into works of art. Enlargements of my work can be seen on my website

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