Francesco Corbetta carries out this attentive observation with incisiveness and expressive force, working simultaneously both on a classical level - that is using analogue photography and accurate shooting - and on a strongly contemporaneous level of aethetics. In order to reach this aim he performs both a technically simple action, printing the negative instead of the positive, and a bold action, since the outcome seems rigorous in its light conciseness. Therefore lines, structures and geometric patterns come out and their multiple exposures exalt dynamism: it is an action aimed at “reducing”, which grows in the coldness of colours. The game of returns to primary colours wrong-foots the observer and brings him down to a pleasant atmoshere, far from the chaotic chase along the city streets and close to a hanging dimension, where even noise sounds soft.
Francesco Corbetta gently takes us with him in his journey inside an urban reality, which seems to be made of crystal, crossed by light and hanging in an unexpected lightness.