Based between Rome and Los Angeles (b. 1987), Gianfilippo De Rossi largely focuses on street photography and the urban landscape – pinpointing rapid changes in industry through the rise of globalised architecture. Three years ago, he began to capture the minimal topography of Los Angeles, finding a sense of calm in the fast-paced city through the harmony of colour and line. In the process De Rossi became invigorated by the emptiness that can be found in fleeting moments – car signs, trees or cars picked out of a sea of concrete. Featuring a primary colour palette, the images offer precision through the balance of geometric form. What De Rossi highlights is the urge to select, curate and edit through the overwhelming amount of information available in the city – mapping personal experiences through the constant sensory and emotive stimuli of contemporary life. www.gianfilippoderossi.com.
Both a documentary photographer and cultural commentator, Phil Bergerson has spent the past 20 years constructing a visual historical record of the depleting remnants of the American Dream.
The fifth Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition opens on 26 May and continues until 10 September, presenting innovative works by 16 international artists.