Aldobranti, Artist and Writer.
Open Calls and Group Shows
Art at NESTANational Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, UK
Open DoorsEugenio de Almeida Foundation, Portugal
FRESHJacksons Art Supplies, UK
Twenty SquaredGallery TS1, UK
ZAP Open 2013Zeitgeist Arts Project, UK
Lessons in metaGeographyFlora Twort Gallery, UK
BioAldobranti gained a MA Fine Art with Distinction from Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton in September 2014. He was supported by an academic scholarship from the University of Southampton.
Previous academic qualifications were graduate and postgraduate degrees in Mathematics.
Aldobranti was short-listed for PhotoFilmic 2015 for his work in analogue film; he has been included in several on-line collections surveying the contemporary art world. His work has been shown throughout the UK, in Portugal and the US
He has also self-published several photobooks in Blurb and Kindle formats.
In previous lives he has been a working mathematician, a Chartered Engineer, a collaborating partner on EU funded projects, IT consultant, a marketing director and a unicyclist.
Since 2010 the title of an exhibition at London's V&A Museum, "Shadow Catchers", has driven a study of the behaviour of Shadow, particularly when independent and separate of the Figure and hence, that which must be caught to be studied. Like a naturalist, he stalks out these separate shadows or studies the places where they might fall. His more theoretical work explores the place of Shadow in a dialectic of Figure and Ground, the way in which Painting and Drawing must commonly depict Light as an absence of pigment bounded by Shadow. Here his work brushes up against a study of the Self and the Other with figures traced out by laser lines. If appearance is only enabled by Light, his large scale installations explore domains which are only known by their Shadows.Born in Boston, Mass. USA, Aldobranti also has a British passport with the full right to employment within the European Union.
Press Cuttings, On-line collections and Other Honourable Mentions
May 2016Fringe Arts Bath 2016Residency ? Installation ? Performance ? PreFAB-Lab
2015Art Reveal Magazine, No. 11Selected Artist
December 2015Amsterdam Festival of LightCompetition Finalist
2015Barking & Dagenham PostLocal Newspaper Report
2015Multiple ExposureMultiple Exposure -- online zine
2014Grey Matter with Frank Juarez365 Days, 365 Artists, open call
2014ArtSlant2nd 2014 Showcase Winner, student category
2013University of SouthamptonAward of Scholarship
2013Life MagazinesExhibition notice, Lessons in MetaGeography