Brambilla has an MA in photography from the London College of Communication. He also did a BA in sociology and a diploma in film and television direction in Milan. 'I am working on creating something that is not strictly photography. I spend a lot of time thinking and planning every single shot. I choose a character and give them a backstory, but I do not always tell that story in the artwork. I am exploring the relationship between humans and nature. Our relationship with nature has completely changed. People have a romantic idea of nature. My idea is to create fake nature, or shoot something that looks fake but is real. I am working on the balance of what is real and what is not, the blurred line between what is forged and what is original.'
Diego Brambilla is an Italian artist, based between London and Zürich, who graduated from the London College of Communication with an MA photography in 2015. Previous education includes a BA in Sociology and a diploma in Film Direction.
Deliberately mixing real and imaginary, he stages fictional scenarios and he experimentally combines photography with sculpture. Drawing upon contemporary narratives about nature, human body or science, his work challenges those concepts as cultural products and investigates their ability to reconfigure the meaning within a constructed imagination.
His work has received the PhotoX award and it has been selected and shortlisted for several competitions such as Athens Photo Festival, Voies Off Arles and PhotogrVphy Grant and it has been exhibited many times in London and in Milan. His work has gained the attention of media and it has been featured in many magazines, printed and online, such as Fisheye Magazine, GUP, Wired (US and Japan), Dailybest. It has been published in the Paris Opera booklet and got featured on Rai3 (national Italian television).
Member of near. - swiss association for contemporary photography
Galleria Cavour - Padova, Italy
Voies Off - Arles
Arles, France July 2018
Alicante, Spain August-September 2018
London - May 2018
New Artist Fair The Old Truman Brewery
London - September 2017