Sergio Villaschi

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Sergio moved from Rome, the Eternal City to a small town in CT after an early retirement  from an academic life in Surgical Pathology. Here he could finally refine his interest for photography which he practiced as a hobby all his life.

He is a mainly self thought photographer who extensively studied composition and color theories and while his photos include landscapes and other conventional subjects, he often indulges in studio still life where he can play with light and color to give a new depth, vibrance and texture to his compositions. He uses post processing techniques to fine tune the images obtained with his camera in order to obtain that particular mood that characterize his photos.

Recently he has been exploring the “light painting” technique in which a photo is taken in total darkness and a source of light is used to reveal the subject.  By using this and other techniques he is able to obtain a chiaroscuro effect and a deep texture which add to the tridimensional perspective of his photos.

His work has been displayed in various Galleries among which the Spectrum in Essex, CT, the Salmagundi Art Club in NYC, the Washington Art Association Gallery in CT, the Kent Art Association Gallery in CT, Gallery25 in New Milford and the 10 Main Gallery in Falls Village.

He won numerous award for his work.  In particular  the award of excellence for Photography in the 2018 President’s show at the Kent Art Association and the Award of Excellence for photography at the Member II show  at the Kent Art Association. He won the SCNY President’s Award for photography at the 40th Annual Open Exhibition at the Salmagundi Art Club, numerous honorable mentions at the Wilton Art Council, third place in photography at the open show at the Washington Art Association and Gallery; One of his photo has been nominated for the 2021 International color awards.

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