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 Communications with an MA photography in 2015.
Often combining photography and sculpture, he explores contemporary approaches to concepts such as science or nature challenging them as cultural products. Organic and artificial, scientific and fictional, forged and authentic are, in his practice, only apparently contradictory. Brambilla’s work twists and reconfigures those oppositions, blurring and switching their boundaries.
New Artist Fair The Old Truman Brewery,
London 8-10 September 2017