Aaron Citti - Selection: "Blanc Subterfuge", "Relapse" series

Aaron Citti was born in Adelaide, Australia 1979. He received his first camera at the young age of 5 and spent his childhood years enthusiastically taking photographs of nature at every possible opportunity. His parents were avid travellers, frequenting the remote parts of Australia.

Art Exhibition previously on at Catherine Asquith Gallery (Archived) in Victoria, Australia.
From Tuesday 30 April 2013 to Saturday 18 May 2013

Granite image Beam image Fence image Gate image Tree image Poles I image Poles II image Rocks image Alteration image Quilted image Amalgamate image Blend image Keep Left image Mutual Ground image Offended image Retired image

Published by anonymous on Friday 26 April 2013.
Contact the publisher.

These early childhood holidays allowed him to experience the rawest parts of the Australian outback, capturing his heart and igniting his passion for the photographic art form.

Aaron’s intent is straightforward: “my photographs are of scenes taken to arouse interest, conversation, to stir you, to make you wonder. I want to capture an impression as though you had just walked into the scene – like a film, paused at a dramatic moment– you know something is about to happen but you don’t know what. The scene is full of drama and mystery, it’s full of energy and stillness at the same precise moment and it beckons you to fill in the gaps; create the story or finish it. “What is about to happen?, What has just happened?” My photograph becomes your story.”

Blanc Subterfuge Series

This landscape series emblematically depicts a future interpretation of the effects of global warming and environmental damage. The series is an exaggerated impression of what normal life, could be after many years of earth, degeneration and disrespect. This body of work encapsulates the stark contrast of our current way of living and common ideologies of what could, for future generations, be a reality. This project gave me the opportunity to photograph areas of space to portray a barren waste-scape with the use of blinding light.

For this body of work, colour photography was too distracting so I chose to use black and white tones to give the stark, high key visual aesthetics to highlight the sparse and empty feeling of despair. The minimalistic style and space captured within this series symbolizes the emptiness in commercial greed which foreshadows on a whole, globally, the need for decisive action to what we have done before it can no longer be undone. The remaining focal subjects provide strength to what needs to be addressed, of which the general populism is striving to do.

Relapse Series

This series was inspired by my interest in human behaviour and the mind set of maintenance and repairs on architectural environments. I have explored society’s obligation and desire to maintain, fix or patch, swap or change the appearance of existing urban dwellings. My endeavour was to capture the minimalistic appeal and intrigue that comes with the raw, weather-beaten aspects of man-made urban structures, their weakened and decayed presence or human interference and ruin. My fascination for these urban-scapes is simply explained; they exist unnoticed as we walk on by, focused on our own world.