Exhibition from June 1rst to September 30th, 2018 at the Photography Museum, 1 Pierre Gautier square, 06000 Nice, open from Tuesday to Sunday and from 11am to 6pm, ticket : 6 €.
Franco Fontana begins his own photographic career at the beginning of the 1960's when minimal art takes the power on the artistic scene. He participates to many groups and circles during the 1970's (la Bussola, Misa, ...) who spoke and published some manifestos but he will let down this way of thinking when he'll understand that paparazzis are a treat for photographing. His geometrical and color full pictures stay in the middle between minimal and conceptual art.
The Franco Fontana art style is radical but not radicalist. He rejects the unusual for going to the essential and he doesn't tribute any place or any city. He gives a huge importance to the dimension of the space and the skyline plays an important part with sky, earth and fields. It helps him to share, to divide and to multiply the areas. We also must notice that the urban areas shot by Fontana have no human being but only shadows who symbolize the mystery of human soul.