The Filippo Minelli 'Silence/Shapes' series is intellectually enthralling.
The artist uses handmade smoke bombs to create these eerie landscape shots. The Silence/Shapes series visualizes silence through photography using smoke in violent and disarming colors. The artist creates clouds of neon smoke, and juxtaposes them with the purity of natural landscape. The artist says of the series: “...juxtapose the beauty of a medium traditionally devoted to create chaos with the romantic beauty of landscapes." Previously working in graffiti, the artist has an obsession with language transfigured into silence. Minelli elaborates on his site, “Language is only complete when words are mixed with silence.” The series is breathtaking, inviting viewers to contemplate both the natural world, man’s created chaos and the power of silence.
With extreme contemporary style, the Filippo Minelli Silence/Shapes is awe-inducing.