Maurizio Donzelli

Mirror 0616a – Mirror 0616b

Donzelli has been using the prism lens as a pictorial photographic technique for more than a decade. The image seen in the Mirror is both present and absent at the same time. It establishes with the observer a particular contact that has much more to do with an illusion that with a stable definition of “observable object”. Its effectiveness lies in the need for interpretation: observers are bound to what is seen with the eyes and the movement of the body. The transparency of the glass bottle stimulated the artist to produce a Mirror in which the absence was stronger than the presence.


Lenticular lense, wooden box, glass bottle, metal and plastic cap

The Designer

Since it’s opening in 2012, the Eduardo Secci Contemporary Gallery houses innovative, singular and pioneering exhibitions that explore the most contemporary artistic experimentations. Eduardo Secci has always been dedicated to the finding Italian and international artists, that research various media and genres to better represent their imaginative world. Giving them a voice has become a mission, with the aim of becoming a major center for contemporary art in Florence, a city known for its rich history of Renaissance art. In 2013 the gallery opened two locations, one in Via Maggio, close to Palazzo Pitti, in Florence and one in Pietrasanta, in the province of Lucca. In 2016 another space opened in Piazza Goldoni in Florence, inside the historic Palazzo Ricasoli. Exhibitions, international projects, installations for museums and large-scale site specific installations are created year after year by some of the most intriguing contemporary artists, with the vision to increasingly incorporate art into the surroundings and our lives.

The Art Gallery

Since opening its doors in 2012, Eduardo Secci has been home to innovative, singular, and pioneering exhibitions across a variety of media and genres. The gallery opened its first space in 2012 inside a spacious loft right outside of the center of Florence, with the idea of becoming a major center for contemporary arts in a city famous for its Renaissance heritage. In 2013 the gallery expanded and opened two new locations, one in Via Maggio near Florence’s Pitti Palace, and one in Pietrasanta (Lucca) dedicated to a series of international projects focused on conceptual and minimal artists. In addition to its regular exhibition schedule, the gallery curates six to eight shows a year and participates in art fairs in Italy and abroad.

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