Roberto Kusterle

Roberto Kusterle’s photograph’s are original and surreal. Installations with a woman and her body at the centre, the result of a very personal style, of complex processes, sophisticated and often with a violent conceptual impact, that use materials borrowed from nature. With patience and mastery, the artist-director meticulously considers every detail - the choice of characters, the settings, lighting, scenography and make up. The image captured by the camera is the last act in a project and preparation that can last months; an act of liberation after the build-up that preceded it, and a starting point for the next step, development in the darkroom. The final result always has a strong visual impact, with the surrealism of the subject and setting transporting the observer to another dimension. Roberto Kusterle was born in Gorizia. At the end of the 80’s, his interest in photography begins, focusing in a research of the human representation in connection with nature around it. The images of the themes tackled tell us about a unique time where separations between dreams, reality, men and animal melt down and uprise into a form of tight cohabitation thus transforming vital energy into ethic tension.