Italian photographer Andrea Garuti (born 1965) has a passion for cityscapes, traveling around the world to capture the spirit of different cities in his light-streaked, impressionistic works. This new monograph departs from his earlier books in its inclusion of notes and drawings, which, along with his photographs, create a scrapbook travelogue.
Published by Damiani. Introduction by Andrea Salvatici.
With this volume, Italian photographer Andrea Garuti (born 1965) returns to his favorite practice, the depiction of cities. Organized around the idea of “cardinal points,” it portrays buildings and urban views in Berlin (north), Las Vegas (west), Cairo (south) and Hong Kong (east) with a painterly blurring treatment that animates the structures.
Published by Damiani. Contribution by Andrea Salvatici.
Photographer Andrea Garuti has worked in fashion and advertising in her native Italy, but it's contemporary city landscapes that capture her heart as an artist. A visible enchantment with their combination of architecture, signage and faces, of crowds and loners, intensifies these grainy, low-color studies from major cosmopolitan cities around the world. In Moscow, she captures a harried woman rushing along an oversized concrete sidewalk, shading her eyes with a pamphlet; in Hong Kong, a super sci-fi-seeming urban landscape. In Paris, Garuti catches a businessman crossing the street with his briefcase carried gingerly in front of him. In Shanghai, it's a gleaming, impenetrable corporate park.