GENOA.- Entanglement is a term used in quantum theory to describe how the particles of energy/matter can be correlated and predictably interact with each other, regardless of their distance. Many of us have learned that the laws capable of governing the microscopic world are different from those that move the macroscopic one; while physics and quantum mechanics describe the infinitely small, Newtonian physics adheres perfectly to the macroscopic world but, it is the infinitely small that transmits a fascinating image because it is somewhat divergent from the categories of space, time and causality we are used to.
But are we sure that the separation between these two worlds is so clear?
Could we, on the other hand, think that the laws of quantum physics and some of its strange phenomena, such as entanglement, can have a validity and manifestation in the physical world as well? Our view of the world shapes our experience, and also shapes the world around us through our actions and choices. What we believe to be possible defines what we are capable of creating.
We should therefore be prepared to believe that the reality we experience is forged solely by our interaction with the surrounding world on the basis of perception or measurement.
The key to reading Fresia's works lies precisely in this moment of interaction between photography and drawing, acts that cannot be described here as two different actions but become a single experience in order to reflect on the method of observing reality or what we humanly define as such.
Languages overlap, the relationship between image and drawing is subverted: what is the image in Fresia's work? Photography or drawing? Not only the desire, but the willingness to actively engage the spectator, who observes, reads, seeks the connection between image and drawing, does not find it thus he searches into his wealth of experiences and knowledge, looking for answers and certainties. But the artist does not have the absolute truth, he invites us to construct personal, subjective stories: every work is the nurturing of a powerful story, the incipit is given, and the possibilities are infinite. Fresia destabilizes, disorients, forces us to reflect on ourselves through apparent puzzles or enigmas, leaving us in front of this gift with the absolute freedom to create and recreate and give life to something that exists only within us.
Born in Asti in 1962, after his studies he began his exhibit activity with works often related to conceptual art, first painting, photography and video, later he often accompanied hiw work with words and text.
The formally conceptual procedure that can be traced in his latest photographic works has never gone far froom those exquisite poetic and existential aspects of his subjects and the shooting typology. He has often focused on an analysis of the concepts of reality, time, existence and the individual, made through seemingly banal autobiographical or narrative outcrops.
Pierluigi Fresia's works have been shown at various international contemporary art fairs: ARCO of Madrid, Artissima in Turin, ARTEFIERA of Bologna, ARTEVERONA, MIA and MIART in Milan, FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA (2010 and 2015) in Reggio Emilia, PHOTO BIENNALE Daegu (Korea). His works have been exhibited in several collective and personal exhibitions in public institutional spaces and in private galleries and others belong to various private and public (Foundations and Museums) collections like the MART of Rovereto and the GAM of Turin