Make sure to join us on April 6th for the opening reception of Light the Way, Letizia Firmani’s Photography Exhibit.
Letizia’s Artist Statement:
My name is Letizia Firmani; I am a 23-year-old Italian artist, who moved to Canada from Italy in 2013. I enjoy experimenting with a lot of mediums, but I would say photography is how I prefer to express myself. After my move to Canada, I majored in photography, and graduated from Seneca College in 2016. My work is strongly influenced by classical art, and MAGNUM photographers such as Josef Koudelka, and Sebastiao Salgado. The contrast between defined classical beauty and an impactful image as they come together to tell their story can be very inspirational.
I plan a lot of my work in black and white; my interest for light and dark goes back to my Italian roots, as Caravaggio is one of my favorite painters. I have to thank my mother for this love of visual arts and classical painters and I feel that I was quite fortunate to have had the opportunity to grow up surrounded by art in every shape and form. My work explores the relationship between critical theory and emotional memories; everything I make is being created mostly to express my emotions, and retell my experiences.
Ever since I was a child, I have been fascinated by the theoretical limits of the mind. What begins as contemplation soon becomes refined in an unpleasant defeat, leaving only the sense of chaos and the beginning of a new compound. As changing forms freeze through diligent and critical practice, the viewer is left to witness the possibilities of our mental conditions, and experiences. - Letizia Firmani