The “painting-photography fusion” is a theme developed by Karam artist Sebastiano Cannarella, who demonstrates the different ways in which photography can be applied to pictorial compositions. He undertakes a personal research centred on the relationship between photography and painting, a path of sharing and opening between two different realities.

The artist undertakes a personal research centered on the relationship between photography and painting, a path of sharing and openness between two different realities. Through the “fusion of painting and photography as contemporary art” Karam stages a work so accurate that the photographic shot turns out to be only one component of a very long process.

Painting and photography, which for years have “clashed” in an attempt to make their respective qualities excel, looking for the value of one within the other, in the work undertaken by the artist therefore seem to have found, if not the resolve their differences, at least a point of contact, both historical and contemporary.

Flash Painting - Karam Cannarella

“The Pope”

Oil on canvas – 150×100 cm. – 2015

Flash Painting - Karam Cannarella

“Africana”

Oil on canvas – 150×100 cm. – 2015

Each image, more than the subject, speaks to us of the artist’s gaze. He approaches the process of composing a work as if he were a “director”: he develops the theme by highlighting a possible creative coexistence between painting and photography, a real reflection on the relationship between the two “artistic devices” and its possible transformations in art. Through the pictorial rendering, the artist knows how to go beyond the boundaries of two such decisive devices in the world of art, giving priority to the conceptual intention in which “the gesture and the shot” can coexist with ambiguity and promiscuity not only internally to two media, but also in the aesthetic platform of contemporary art.