Ale Formenti at BRIGHT
AGAIN on the ground floor, this time with Ale Formenti, Stephanie Solinas, Jocko Weyland – Elkzine, Via Grafik, Marcel Veldman, Ricky and Buddy – NCP Film.
There will also be a documentary of past Basementizid exhibitions. According to the exhibition there will be a fanzine published.
Emanating from Milan’s unsavory peripheral zones, Ale Formenti’s raw, honest and alternately titillating and unsettling photographs of drinking, bleeding, crack smoking, vomiting, tattooed miscreants and hoodlums (along with female fellow travelers clad only in lilac-colored panties and gas masks) capture a punk rock skateboarding funhouse existence with a distinctly Italian flavor.
Formenti finds his inspiration in everything that happens around him, taking pictures of his kind of people and doing it in the way that does their self-destructive high jinks, bad habits and unbridled sense of fun justice. He doesn’t produce “cool” images like those “that would make even a leper look nice” and isn’t interested in distorting reality but representing the fundamental nature of his subjects.
Ale has exhibited in Milano (Italy) and New York City (USA).