The shapes that strike Enrico Tubertini, he photographs, transform, live and use in his digital palette. It was the cinema, the images in movement that made him better understand the beauty of the contrasts and the depth of the chromatic spaces. In this way he creates portraits. From a distance these personographies look like portraits, while up close they are a history of the person depicted. Reworking the images, creating other worlds made Enrico Tubertini understand how fictitious and personal reality actually is, and how little sense it has to recre the reality so as it is. "While you're at it, change it, but do it with gusto".
Enrico Tubertini was born in Bologna in 1969. Since he was a child he has been fascinated by the use of colours, a passion that he developed considerably in drawing, where warm tones dominate. It was with the approach to the photographic technique that his artistic training evolved. In the nineties he experimented with the use of jellies rolled around the lens which gave a lysergic aspect to his landscapes/subjects, freeing them from their real nature. In 1991 he graduated as a "local TV technician" and began working with the Videoshow video production company, where his artistic experiments found space in music videos for famous artists such as Zucchero, Masini and Vasco, and he even directed some of them for 883 and Masini himself.
In the meantime he attended D.a.m.s., coming into contact with the artistic avant-garde of independent Bologna, which has always been a breeding ground for new forms of language. Thus, in 1994, he joined Link, the Opificio Ciclope group (video sector) where he began to use Super 8, experimenting with the "passouno" technique. The works "19 febbraio", filmed in Berlin on the occasion of the Video Film Festival, and the animation "Il rumore della comunicazione", as well as the video "Sigismondo" date from that period. This relationship with video culminates in the creation of "catophotographic" works (a term he coined). Photographic images created by intervening directly on the colour phases of the television, distorting the RGB. With works created with this technique in '96, he called together various artists from Bologna, organising c/o Link the collective exhibition "Pixies". Given its discreet success, he was invited to take part in the collective exhibition "La posta in gioco" at the Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Rimini, where among other things he exhibited the work "3 metri", made with photographic superimpositions of the previous exhibition.
In this year, after directing his first short film "Senza tempo", also in super8, he moved to Rome where he continued his artistic experience in the film field as assistant/director and as an independent videomaker. He directed a number of short films/videoclips/documentaries, receiving recognition (special mention at the L.a.i.f.a. in Los Angeles in 2001 with "Scarpe grosse" in S16mm). His activities also led him to work abroad, where his instinct for colour was released again in some video works such as "Desconocidos", a TV format for which he was author and editing director (Dominican Republic), "Vademecum" co-author and director (Brazil), "Danny Danubio show" c/o Trocadero di Liegi (Belgium), without ever abandoning photography, which remained his trusted travelling companion.
On his return to Italy, he produced "A.A.M. Moschini racconta Pietrosanti" (a video documentary on the works exhibited by the artist from Ravenna at the A.A.M. gallery in Rome, which he directed and edited) and "Rifornimento in volo" (a short film about recovering adolescents). On the occasion of Bologna 2000 he made the documentary "Movement, Sound and Time" on the work of the Bolognese photographer Roberto Legnani, exhibited at Palazzo d'Accursio.
In 2008 he approached digital art, creating the collection "Le mani addosso", a re-elaboration of the image of 42 characters taken from the history of theatre with the particularity of an aphorism within the work itself. The works are created using the technique of "pictography" (a term already in use but to which the artist will give a new meaning). The project was conceived to be placed in a large theatre-tent, for which he was responsible and artistic director, but due to the long construction time, the works will never be exhibited. A new cinematographic parenthesis saw him in 2010 directing "Cattivi", (a medium-length film co-written and directed) in which he wanted the eight characters to be dressed each in a different colour, according to Metz's colour theory. His last video work was in September for the French Academy in the Villa Medici in Rome.
In 2013, he finally had the opportunity to show some of his 42 pictographic works ("Bene", "Cechov" and "Panelli") at the "XI° step exposition premio artecaffè" c/o caffè letterario in Rome where he was selected for an exhibition in the city of Teramo, thus starting a new artistic phase. Since 2013 he has been part of the experimental art group "Piccola Accademia di Lagado" in Rome with which he has exhibited in the former asylum in Rome "Santa Maria della Pietà" and in other exhibition spaces. In 2016 he exhibited with the personal exhibition "RI-TRATTI TRATTATI" at the contemporary art gallery in Faenza "La Molinella". At the moment, one of his pictographs, depicting Totò and Troisi, is touring various Italian museums, in the collective exhibition "La terra dei fuochi", while the pictography depicting only Troisi, entitled "L'altruista" has been exhibited since November 2014, donated by the actor Enzo De Caro, at the Auditorium of Scampia (Na). One of his monographs is on display in a club in Bologna "Zibra blq".
His personography "LEO500" is on displayd at the Permanent Museum on Leonardo's machines in Venice and in October '20 the personography dedicated to Troisi, wanted by the nephew of the Neapolitan actor/director, will be exhibited at Castel dell'Ovo.
Since 2013, the artist has refined his technique using the world of the character/person depicted, making the work intimate and unique. This is how personographies are born, from which digitographies, transmutographies and vorticographies spring. Finally, by breaking down the image of the subject, divisography is born. Intervening directly on the work of art, experimentographies or interactive digitographies are created.
Most of his artworks can be found in the living rooms of his clients, whom he defines as the best galleries in the world, but they can also be viewed on his website. Despite the fact that his works can be digitised, the artist only creates one-off works.
Living in Rome and his past as a director and having worked on sets put him in contact with different film realities, so he participated as an actor in the role of himself in the film by M. Risi "Tre tocchi" then in the film "Good trip to Rome" and finally in the series "Coliandro 4" shot in Bologna by Manetti Bros.
Personography on dibond “LEO500” exhibited at the world's oldest Leonardo Museum on the reconstruction of Leonardo's machines – San Barnaba Church – Venezia
Personography “ZIBRA” for club with the same name 372x172 on dibond
ARTE PARMA – Italia
COSMOSENIOR - FIERA - Rimini – Italia
RI-TRATTI TRATTATI -
Personographies and derivations
Faenza - Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea -Italia
Curated by Jean Blanchaert Criticism from Ranieri Frattarolo- exhibition of 53 artworks among Personographies, Pittografie, Divisografie, Trasmutografie, Digitografie, Vorticografie e Sperimentografie + 4 experimentation on ceramics
PALAZZO VELLI – Roma - Italia
DESIGN WEEK - Bologna - c/o SEPHORA STORE – Italia
VILLA ROTONDA - Faenza
SETTIMANA DEL CONTEMPORANEO (CONTEMPORARY WEEK) - Studio Bandini e Berdondini C/o Galleria Muky - Belvedere del Trentanove - Faenza – Italia
PITTOGRAFANDO - c/o Sale in Zucca - Via della Croara 7 - Bologna - Italia
PITTOGRAFANDO - c/o Il Cortile – Via Nazauro Sauro – Bologna - Italia
TERSONALE - c/o LAKIMI - Concept Store
vicolo de' Bovari 7a - Campo dei fiori - Roma - Italia
CIRCOLO TENNIS ACQUASANTA - Roma - Italia
“Natale in arte” - Roma – Italia
Sempione Art Gallery
3° prize, 1° between italian artists – Visual Arts – personography “ Fake or News?”
ArtaVita – The Theme of Covid” - USA
Finalist and special mention “Fake or News”
Circle of art – France
Special mention to “ATTESA”
Artbox/Project – Swiss Art expo – Zurigo- Svizzera
“Together we're one! - Swiss Art Expo – Zurich - Svizzera
“L'arte ai tempi del Cinema” – Venezia, Italia
Venice Art Gallery
“ART'MA c/o Brera – Milano – Italia
“TRA LINEE FORME COLORI”
Galleria WikiArte – Bologna - Italy
“Lo stato dell'arte ai tempi della Biennale” c/o Palazzo Zenobio – Venezia - Italia
“La democrazia nel mondo dell'arte” c/o Fabbrica del vapore – Milano - Italia
PREMIO CONTEMPORARY ROME ART – c/o Palazzo Velli – Roma - Italia
“Lo stato dell'arte ai tempi della 58° Biennale” a cura di Giorgio Grasso
c/o Palazzo Zenobio – Venezia – Italia
CENA ITINERANTE - FAENZA – ITALIA
TERRA DEI FUOCHI
c/o Complesso del Belvedere Seterie di San Leucio - Caserta - Italia - Group exhibition against the land of fires with the participation of more than 200 artists from all over Europe by Lyna Lombardi Deviland
c/o SANTA MARIA DELLA PIETÀ - ROMA - Italia
Collective exhibition to raise awareness in the city of Rome towards the attribution of the capital's former asylum as a "Citadel of Culture".
PALAZZO COMUNALE - TERAMO - Italia
Premio Art Cafè
c/o CAFFE' LETTERARIO - ROMA – Italy
Collective exhibition shared in XI steps a by Pamela Cento e Sonia Mazzoli