On this page you can see some of the current artworks of Marco Benedetti but also some which have been exhibited or awarded internationally. Most of his artworks are a very special and personal combination of photography and oil/aquarelle painting and collage. He does print his own canvas and does paint, mostly with oil to try to reach his ideas but also to express most of his inner feelings.


For some of these photographic series, the concept of Marco Benedetti was to show the emanating connection between the physical reality and the reality of dreams. On atomic level the universe consists of mainly emptiness, our mind creates the visible realitiy out of this emptiness, reordering the stream of consciousness and the flow of neurons according to a predetermined, influenced patterns of conditioning. The reality of dreams is similar to the reality of consciousness (both are created by us and are thus equal in metaphysical sense - there is no "more true" reality), but it is totally free, the patterns of conditioning in life have no power in our dreams. With an explosion, the character in Marco Benedetti's sequence blows away the borders between his/her dream and his/her reality, creating a free, flowing chaos of perceptions, where nothing is fixed, the "things" as we know them lose their role as stable definitions of the world, they change according to our stream of consciousness - they move with our movements, the physical body strips its usual contours and melts with the athmosphere, every change of the direction of the look brings a change in the picture, contrasts transforms in harmonies, the flight of a butterfly causes hurricanes, colors are determined by inner mood.

Colors are only names. I mean if you tell them the grass is green, it makes them start expecting the grass to look a certain way - your way - instead of some other way that may just be as good, and maybe much better. - "Teddy" by J. D. Salinger, The New Yorker, January 31, 1953) ...

Purged of logic, the human mind is the ultimate master of a universe of possibilities... weather they be red and giving birth like blood or black and deep like hell - it is all in us.

 

             
       
      Queen of Flowers / Photography & painting   Solitude / Photography & painting  
             
       
  The Geisha Dancing / Mixed Media: Photography and painting   The Geisha Dancing / Mixed Media: Photography and painting   Flying at Fuji San  
             
  The Legend of Kamaitachi / Photography & painting   The Legend og Hannya / Photography & painting
  Japanese Dreams / Drawing, ink  
             
       
  The Geisha / Photo and Oil painting / canvas 30x40cm
Awarded at Artavita International Awards 2013
  The Sad Geisha / Photo and painting / canvas   Red Pain / Photo and Oil painting / canvas 70x50cm  
             
       
  Rêveries / Aquarelle   Waves / Photo and Oil painting / canvas 70x50cm   Spectral Dreams / Photo and Oil painting / Oil paper A3  
             
       
  Loneliness is real / Photo and Aquarelle / Aquarelle paper 40x40cm (photo taken with an ancient pinhole camera)   Unknown future / Photo and Oil painting / Oil paper A3   Spirits call me / 2 Photos and Oil painting / canvas 70x50cm  
             
       
  Her Dark World / 2 Photos and Oil painting / canvas 70x50cm   In my dreams / Photography on canvas 70x50cm   Black Dreams: She's angry / Photography on canvas 70x50cm  
             
       
  Black Dreams: Pain / Photography on canvas 70x50cm
Selected at ONWARD Compé Award 14, Philadelphia
  Loneliness / Photo and Oil Painting / canvas 70x50cm   Forest of Hopes / Photo and Oil Painting / canvas 70x50cm  
             
       
  The Horse in the fields / Pinhole photograph   Alien Predator / Photo (special technique of mine) / Digital Gallery Print 60x40cm / Exhibited at several National and International Events   The Wise Alien / Photo (special technique of mine) / Digital Gallery Print 60x40cm / Exhibited at several National and International Events  
             
       
  The Alien Prophet of Wisdom / Photo (special technique of mine) / Digital Gallery Print 60x40cm / Exhibited at several National and International Events   The Alien Prophet of Doom / Photo (special technique of mine) / Digital Gallery Print 60x40cm / Exhibited at several National and International Events   The Alien Warrior / Photo (special technique of mine) / Digital Gallery Print 60x40cm / Exhibited at several National and International Events  
             
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