The relationship between humans and nature form the source of Gregorio Esposito’s artistic work. A particularly relevant piece in his black and white and color photographs is the contrasting pair “Silence” and “Movement.” His works, most of which result from journeys that Esposito has undertaken abroad, combine elements of documentary and poetic reflection of the experienced and the seen. Some photographs like India Rajasthan (2014), the three-part series Ammiro Miró (2016) or Lanzarote silenzio (2017) have a tendency toward abstraction. The subject begins to dissolve into lines and surfaces.
Gregorio Esposito, born in 1959 in Amaroni/Calabria, completed an apprenticeship as a graphic designer in 1984. One year later, Esposito moved to Switzerland, where he refined his knowledge and skills at the Centro scolastico per le industrie artistiche (CSIA) in Lugano under Bruno Monguzzi. His passion for photography has driven him since his youth. He has experimented with various photographic techniques, including photograms. In the 1980s he met the photographer Mario Giacomelli, whose poetic series influenced him in the development of a proper visual language, and participated in workshops by René Burri and Mario Cresci. In 1994 Esposito became acquainted with the historian and photographer Helmut Gernsheim, who acquired several of his works for his internationally renowned collection of historic and contemporary photographs. Esposito lives and works in Sessa, Canton of Ticino.