Roberto Pellegrinuzzi is a Montréal photographer. His artworks challenge our perception of the photographic image and how it is displayed.
Pellegrinuzzi’s works can be seen in various projects integrating art with architecture. He has had numerous solo exhibitions and his works are in major collections, including the Canada Council for the Arts Art Bank, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Montréal Museum of Fine Art, and the Fonds national d’art contemporain de France. Since 1985, he has presented his works in about fifty solo exhibitions in Canada and Europe.
Two photographs, displayed on the two sides of a light box, present a nature scene. One, shot with a macro lens, shows details of young plant shoots, whereas the other offers a blurred background of mature trees. The lighting system, programmed to fluctuate in intensity and hue by the hour and by the season, establishes a rhythm and a sense of movement, like a zoom effect, between background and foreground.
Situated on the left side of Parc Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, at the entrance to the Centre communautaire intergénérationnel d’Outremont, Espace vert is found at the intersection of the space’s functions of urban park and site of encounter between generations. It thus becomes a metaphor for nature, plant and human, its cycles, and the passage of time.