Davide Poggi begins his journey with the meeting of a young lady. During their short relationship, she introduces him to the world of photography and particularly to self-portrait, which the artist develops in a rather personal way.
The self-portrait becomes a very essential part in Poggi's life, and enables him to reach his emotions and inner-self, leaving his own mark on the image, which assumes a cathartic function of spiritual renewal. His turmoil is entrapped in each shot and there it rests crystallized in the instant.
It's interesting to observe the changing and evolution that has occurred in the subject from the first artworks;
Initially Poggi's work is more intimate, self projected, close. The naked body always remains the favorite way of expression, however it has assumed a fundamental role whereas the subject has been more precisely defined and new modalities of self-relationship discovered.
The artist's body has changed, muscles are now well built, and they are as shaped and vibrant as the emotions spreading out from the images. Poggi totally opens up to an experience that makes him aware of the outer environment and his own sensibility, that is continually explored.
The emotions can almost be touched and clearly felt and so can the discomfort, anger, pain, as far as the research and the need of an emotional beyond.
translate by Elena Arzani