Guido Argentini is a Los Angeles based Itarian photographer. During his colleage days he majored in medicine but gradually had a strong interest in photography to determine to turn into a photographer. The background which Argentini was deeply fascinated by photographic field arose from the decadance and provocation, seen by Helmut Newton photographs and decadent style naked women in closed rooms, launched by Bettina Rheims photographs. Based upon their photographic approach, Argentini used his own idea to produce “Silvereye” which reflects naked women in the most beautiful way. He set up women in the studio, and coated them in silver makeup. The shiny silver paint transformed the models: dancers, gymnasts and aerialists into metallic statues, into new beings that became almost liquid like under the studio lights. “Silvereye” was made in the series, and they became his most successful artworks. Afterwards he released the theme of photographs in Private Rooms, Reflections, and Shade of Woman. Such photographs were taken through stunning woman’s nudity in shabby hotel rooms or closed rooms by arranging large scale set-ups and props. Moreover, his interest moved into a unique story-telling theme in order for viewers to create their own imagination, and he lauched himself in combining landscapes or objects with women in diptych to name it as EROS. Guido Argentini has been one of the revolutionary photographers up to now and his exhibition was held in Germany, Italy, Austria, USA, and Japan.
1966 Born in Firenze, Italy
1996 Todd Kaplan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1998 Todd Kaplan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2006 Camera Work, Berlin, Germany 2006 James Gallery, Moscow, Russia 2006 Galerie Reygers, Munich, Germany 2007 Galerie Sho Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan 2009 Photo Art Research, Florence, Italy 2009 Brucie Collections, Kiev, Ukraine 2010 Galerie Sho Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan 2010 Young Gallery, Brussels, Belgium 2011 Photographers Limited Editions, Wien, Austria 2012 Unix Fine Art, Miami, USA 2013 Galerie Sho Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan