Andrea Mazzocchetti (1986, Atri, Italy) is an artist who mainly works with photography. By contesting the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, Mazzocchetti investigates the dynamics of landscape, including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination.
His collected, altered and own photos are being confronted as aesthetically resilient, thematically interrelated material for memory and projection. The possible seems true and the truth exists, but it has many faces, as Hanna Arendt cites from Franz Kafka. By exploring the concept of landscape in a nostalgic way, he absorbs the tradition of remembrance art into daily practice. This personal follow-up and revival of a past tradition is important as an act of meditation.
His works establish a link between the landscape and reality and that imagined by its conceiver. These works focus on concrete questions that determine our existence. Andrea Mazzocchetti currently lives and works in Francavilla Al MareSeville(ItalySpain).