Background & Approach

Background

Several visual arts disciplines have been contemplated by Rovere: installations, video art, experimental film, photography, graphic arts. As early as the 70’s, digital techniques will also become one of his focuses.

In his early stages, Rovere explores mainly the perception of the image in its evolution over time and the filmic surface as raw material. His work has been shown in some prestigious contemporary art institutions in several countries. Five of his works are part of the permanent collections of the National Museum of Modern Art – Centre Georges Pompidou, in Paris.

After a three-decade hiatus, his main focus becomes the still image on a photographic basis, but in a de-compartmentalized artistic practice: his shots are only the raw material of his visual modeling work for which he allows himself to make use of hybrid pictorial techniques.

Approach

Equally indifferent to trends as to prescriptions, Rovere’s practice has been sometimes conventional as well as sometimes on the fringe of established standards, as reflected by his experimentations, his non-compliant methods, his appetency for mixed processes.
His current approach flows from the desire for a return to the essence and the timelessness.
Without renouncing to a certain experimental research, he moves away from the often rather conceptual approach of his first period.
Far from the craze for the decay which tries to auto-justify itself in a nondiscrimination between the hideous and the sublime, he tries to reveal the original beauty through what transcends the visible.


Installations Photography Digital drawings Videography Cinegraphy
Installations Photographic plastic arts Digital drawings Video Art Cinegraphy

list of works here.