Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Portfolio / Fine Art

Cryptic Venus

  • Photographer
    Nicoletta Cerasomma
  • Technical Info
    Full Frame
  • Photo Date

The main characters and subjects of this project are women from Lucca, feminine figure that shaped their lives based on their will. Doing so, they deprived themselves of their own identity in order to become symbolic icons the reflection of the society they lived in. What I want to represent is their stories and plumb the depth of their legacy that still affects our cultural heritage. Starting from the idea of community, this project aims to dig the stereotypes and their emblematic function, seeking especially the deepest fear men have to face during their lives and the necessity of belonging

Nicoletta Cerasomma is a pop surrealist artist with a background in staged photography. After studying photography she realized her love for storytelling and she focused on production of nuanced photographic tableaux. Her work is highly conceptual and complex: she incorporates archetypes and cultural iconography with satirical narratives inspired by the collective unconscious. Leaning into the visual language of pop surrealism, she stages narrative compositions that expose the underbelly of modern life.