Quarantine Diary - Il Vicino A Sinistra

Paolo Ventura

Italian photographer Paolo Ventura was stranded in the medieval town of Anghiari without his camera during the Corona crisis. He hasn’t been allowed to leave the apartment for ten days – that’s how he started painting.

Subsequently he was interviewd by Weltkunst. Ventura told them that to paint is for him completely different; “The artistic process is completely different if you start from scratch. In a way, I enjoy it. Sometimes I even think that when this is over, I want to be quarantined again. I don’t have to think about anything other than what I’m doing. Not of my son’s homework, not of the fear, the panic … when I concentrate, my head is in another dimension and I can just paint.”

Paolo Ventura is represented by Flatland Gallery