Francesco Pergolesi

Pergolesi

Heroes

Temple guardians of a little vanishing world, brave and full of passion, they valiantly defend the meeting places for human exchange and relationships, set in unpretentious frames, nibbled by the passing of time.

As survivors on a tiny damaged raft, they face restlessness and greed, on a dangerous sea that doesn’t care about the past and its traditions, smashing together people and principles, obeying the march of progress.

Before it’s too late I shelter memories smelling of yellow paper, and "Ceci n'est pas une pipe," like a freshly gathered broad bean listening to the gossip of old pilgrims, religiously sitting on green Formica chairs, conserving cloth in dusty trunks and expert hands. They cut cloth in the dead of night, while I preserve pure white clouds made by an ancient pink oven, as old as time; work done by glue and saw, buds and sharp prickles, made by a real good morning and good night!

Francesco Pergolesi was born in Venice in 1975. After finishing his law degree, dedicated himself entirely to photography. He is an artist-photographer whose work explores the territory of memory. Every single shot is a kind of a theater scene. His subjects are revealed in the lights and shadows reminiscent of Flemish paintings. He lives and works between Spoleto, Rome and Barcelona.

"When I was a child I used to walk free exploring my village streets. I remember I loved to spend time in the little cobbler or the grocery where my Grandmother sent me to shop. Time seemed to be extended and let me feel the sense of freedom. I grew up loving neighborhoods where human relationships were the center of life. I realized early on those places were disappearing as pushed by a mysterious force, a new era was coming." - Francesco Pergolesi

 

Work made prior to 2016: All images are available as 4 x 6" pigment print mounted to plexi, framed and backlit with LED light and 23½ x 35½" pigment print in a total edition of 10 + 2 APs. Pieces range in price from $1800 - $4000, depending on size and availability.

2016- Present: All images are available as 4 x 6" or 10 x 15" pigment print mounted to plexi, framed and backlit with LED light and 23½ x 35½" pigment print in an editions of 7 + 2 APs and 3 + 2 APs, respectively. Pieces range in price from $2200 - $4000, depending on size and availability.

 

Please call: (312) 266-2350 for prices of specific pieces.
Prices are print only unless otherwise indicated.

Francesco Pergolesi
Heroes: A Short Film, 2015

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Francesco Pergolesi
Abel, Barcelona, 2016
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al 103, Via Margutta, Roma, 2014
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al 46, Via Margutta, Roma, 2014
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al 5, Via Margutta, Roma, 2014
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al 51, Via Margutta, Roma, 2014
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al 52, Via Margutta, Roma, 2014
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al 53, Via Margutta, Roma, 2014
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al 53b, Via Margutta, Roma, 2014
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al 54, Via Margutta, Roma, 2014
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al 57, Via Margutta, Roma, 2014
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al 59, Via Margutta, Roma, 2014
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Alfred, Macerata, 2015 (SOLD OUT SMALL)
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Alice, 2016
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Amelie, 2017
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Arianna, Macerata, 2015
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Bonfé, Barcelona, 2017
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Charlie, Roma, 2016
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Clark, Roma, 2016
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Dafne, Torino, 2014
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Delia, Roma, 2016
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Dino, Roma, 2014
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Fausto, Barcelona, 2016
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Furio, Roma, 2016
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Gastone, Macerata, 2013
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Giuditta, Barcelona, 2016
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Gustavo, Murazzano, 2014 (SOLD OUT SMALL)
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Hermes, Spoleto, 2015
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Lisa, Roma, 2016
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Lourdes, Barcelona, 2016
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Luna, Barcelona, 2016
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M. Righè, Via Margutta, Roma, 2014
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Marlène, Spoleto, 2013 (SOLD OUT SMALL)
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Moira, 2017
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Murphy, Barcelona, 2016
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Narciso, Spoleto, 2015
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Niki, Spoleto, 2016
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Orfeo, Spoleto, 2015
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Oskar, 2016
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Paride, Karpathos, 2013
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Paul, Arles, 2014
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Pino, Spoleto, 2013 (SOLD OUT SMALL)
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Pio, Torino, 2017
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Popi, Karpathos, 2013
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Remigio, Spoleto, 2014
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Righetta, Milano, 2014 (SOLD OUT SMALL)
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Roxy, Macerta, 2015
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Tatò, Spoleto, 2015
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Theodore, 2017
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Venusia, Spoleto, 2015

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Francesco Pergolesi
Vucciria, Via Margutta, Roma, 2014