Gianmaria De Luca


Gianmaria De Luca is an artist working with photography and printmaking. He uses darkness to create with light. After getting to know his subjects, he waits for the evening to photograph them. Leaving his camera shutter open for tens of seconds in total darkness, he uses a torch to paint light onto his subjects.

His more recent projects have involved the construction of a large-scale camera obscura, one of the earliest photography techniques that similarly functions best in darkness. These methods play with contrast and invert normality to create surreal characters and dreamlike worlds, a signature of his work.

Born in Rome in 1988, Gianmaria combines classic Italian artistic tradition with inspiration drawn from different cultures experienced throughout his travels. His work to date includes fine art and reportage photography, experimental installations and work with notable artists and masters of costume and set design, journalism, and filmmaking as well as commissioned work for clients that include Fortuny, Concrete Playground, The Secret Garden Festival, Laneway Festival and Pietro Ruffo. He has exhibited globally throughout Italy, Northern Ireland, Germany, Switzerland and Australia.


2021, Festival delle Periferie, MAAM Museo dell'Altro e dell'Altrove di Metropoliz, Rome, Italy
2021, Flux ,Salon Beauergard, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
2021, Studio Opening exhibition, Lemon Studio, Rome, Italy

2020, We as nature, Roma Art Week, Rome, Italy
2020, Deconstruction Etude, LAAD Gallery, Online, Italy
2020, Camera Oscura, Theatre performance, Studi Internazionali per la Sicilia, Palermo, Italy

2019, Camera Obscura, MACRO Museo, Rome, Italy
2019, Visions, Salon Beauergard, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
2019, Collective exhibition, Roma Art Week, Rome, Italy
2019, Arte Padova, Galleria Biasio, Padova, Italy
2019, Exposition Collective, Square Studio, Monnetier-Mornex, France

2018, Artrooms Fair, The Church Palace, Rome, Italy
2018, Portraits - Hellerau Photography Award, European Center For The Arts Dresden, Dresden, Germany
2018, Roma Art Week, Rome, Italy

2017, Atto Secondo, Takeaway Gallery, Rome, Italy
2017, SetUp Contemporary Art Fair, B4 Gallery, Bologna, Italy
2017, Open studio with curators Cinzia Manfredini & Manuel Vecchina, Venice, Italy
2017, Cinzia Manfredini, Private Home Gallery, Milan, Italy
2017, ArtasylumFermo, Italy
2017, Capella Orsini Gallery, Rome, Italy

2016, vision ARyT, Mostra contemporanea a Villa Alba, Gardone Riviera, Italy

2015, Symphonic, Her Majesty’s Prison Crumlin Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland

2014, Open Night, Vibewire Creative Commons, Sydney, Australia
2014, Homecoming, Void Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland
2013, Known Unkown, Tap gallery, Sydney, Australia
2013, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, Australia
2013, Progetto Calabiana, Salone Del Mobile, Milan, Italy
2013, Karlsruhe Contemporary Art Fair, Frank Pages Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany
2013, Double Je, Frank Pages Gallery, Crans Montanta, Switzerland

2012, Natarte, Galleria Vittoria, Rome, Italy
2012, Explorer Collective, Demeure Beau Regard, Yverdon Les Bains Suisse, Switzerland
2012, Casa Mostra, La Corte del Contemporaneo, Kora Diffusione Culturale, Amelia, Italy
2012, Casa Mostra, Kora Diffusione Culturale, Rome, Italy

2011, Aperitivo D’Arte, curated by Achille Bonitoliva, D’Arte Wine bar, Rome, Italy
2011, Mostra internazionale d’arte cinematografica, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy


Eva Florentia
Portrait of Alberto La Tassa
Les silence des ombres

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