Alberto Selvestrel (Turin, Italy) is a young, emerging photographer based in Alba, Italy. He has been photographing professionally for the past four years, throughout which he has extensively participated in numerous group exhibitions and solo shows.
With a subtle minimalistic approach, Selvestrel seduces the viewer into a world of on-going equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of picturesque landscapes. Selvestrel’s photographs establish a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. By exploring the concept of landscape in a nostalgic way, he creates work in which a fascination with the clarity of content and an uncompromising attitude towards conceptual and minimal art can be found. The work is aloof and systematic and a cool and neutral imagery is used. The inherent visual seductiveness, along with the conciseness of the exhibitions, further complicates the reception of their manifold layers of meaning.
Selvestrel’s practice provides a useful set of allegorical tools for manoeuvring with a pseudo-minimalist approach in the world of photography; these meticulously planned works resound and resonate with images culled from the fantastical realm of imagination.
Since 2017, Selvestrel has been part of the ‘inQuadra’ international photographic collective and is the youngest member to date. Above this, Selvestrel’s work has been exhibited extensively in solo and group shows across Europe and has been mentioned in numerous international magazines, including: La Stampa, Art Tribune, Italian Art Magazine, Ignant, Fotoblogia, Artwort and Gooood.