LS XI #65, Tenerife, Spain, 2018 / Luca Tombolini

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LS XI #65, Tenerife, Spain, 2018 by Luca Tombolini

Limited edition C Type print on 231gsm Fuji Matt archival photographic paper, from 4x5” negative drum scanned. This paper has a semi-matt finish and a slightly stippled texture, giving a beautiful three dimensional print.


65cm x 81cm, including a 5mm white border. This is an exclusive, limited edition print of 10, sold unframed. Can be printed to the edge on request.

121cm x 151cm, including a 5mm white border. This is an exclusive, limited edition print of 10, sold unframed. Can be printed to the edge on request.

About this print:

LS XI #65 is part of LS XI: Vistas Paradossales, Canaries & Milan, 2018 

"Vistas is composed of multiple exposure shots on 4x5” negative film and Microscapes, high resolution scans of colours & solvents compositions, dealing respectively with our perception of Time and Space. Departing from my previous landscape works I aimed to create images that present an altered Time dimension, through the use of multiple and/or very long exposures. With these images, I wanted to suggest that the nature of what our brain feels as the flowing of Time is more likely to be a different entity which doesn’t share the same qualities that we naturally perceive, and of which we cannot get to understanding at the moment.

Through multiple exposures I played with the position of Sun and Moon which are the celestial bodies that naturally set the length of our day and month; while the use of very long exposures created scenes with light gradients that didn’t exist within conscious perception. Similarly, but dealing with Space, the high resolution scans reveal new landscapes that exist on a scale too minute for the naked eye to see. Yet I’ve tried to find in that micro space the same aesthetic qualities I normally search for in a landscape”.

About the artist:

Luca Tombolini was born in 1979 in Milan, Italy. He completed humanistic studies and after that a degree in Sciences of Communication, with a major on rhetoric patterns in Cinema. While studying at University he met with large format photography and started experimenting.

He is self-taught using the medium. He started photographing desert landscapes during long solo adventures following an unconscious desire that he later theorised as a need of a glimpse of a transcendent absolute. Of which nowadays society is more and more becoming oblivious.

He's a reader of C.G.Jung and Buddhist teachings. He explains, “Being alone in those remote areas, it’s a very humbling experience. It helps my mind to create a meditative suspension over the reality I perceive; cultural occurrences fade away leaving an apparent void which I try to fill in with shapes and colours of my photographic play”.


2020, SFO Museum, San Francisco / 2020, IPE 162, Royal Photographic Society, RPH Bristol / 2016, Photographers II, Galleria Ceribelli, Bergamo / 2016, Affordable Art Fair, Love It Art, Hong Kong / 2016, Modern Take, Love It Art, Vancouver / 2015, Foreboding, Sans Oslo, Oslo / 2015, Milano Arte Design, nHow, Milan / 2014, The Plantation Journal, Library of Arts, Paris.

Read more about Luca here

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