guido argentini

Guido ARGENTINI
  • biography
Guido Argentini was born in Florence, Italy in 1966. He lives and works in Los Angeles, USA, since 1990.


He first studied medicine for three years until his passion for photography and his love for women got the upper hand. He since then has published no less than five books, all of which highlight different facets of femininity. In "Private Rooms", he explored the sensuality of women behind closed-doors whether it be in ancient villas, modern apartments or hotels, from the most luxurious one to the most squalid motel furnished with cheap plastic chairs and worn-out wallpaper. Through his lens, these rooms transformed into the self-directed theatre of the artist's voyeuristic fantasies. Beyond flesh, "Reflections" attempted to decode the depths of women's psychology and introspection, while the newly published Argentum pursues the investigation of a theme Argentini triggered with his first book entitled Silvereye; Coating athletic models with metallic glow paint, these series highlight the intrinsic beauty of powerful yet gracious and aerial human bodies. They perform within geometrical stage props, hence sparking a battle of will leading to a theogonical interaction. "I gave women the role of divinities that, unfortunately, men seized from them in the past ages" declares Argentini.

Guido Argentini's photographs have been published in prestigious magazine such as Marie Claire or Playboy and exhibited worldwide, from Tokyo to Los Angeles via Russia.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011
Guido Argentini: Shades of a Woman, Wien Gallery, Wien (Austria)
2010
Art Fair Tokyo (Japan)
Guido Argentini: Love Lyric, Galerie Sho Contemporary Art, Tokyo (Japan)
Tokyo Photo Art Fair (Japan)
Guido Argentini, Young Gallery, Brussels (Belgium)
2009
Guido Argentini: photographs, Photo Art Research, Florence (Italy)
Brucie Collections, Kiev (Ukraine)
Photo art Research, Florence (Italy)
2007
Galerie Sho Contemporary Art, Tokyo (Japan)
2006
Guido Argentini: Private Rooms, Camera Work, Berlin (Germany)
Guido Argentini: Nudes, James Gallery, Moscow (Russia)
Guido Argentini: Private Rooms, Galerie Reygers, Munich (Germany)
1998
Guido Argentini: photographs, Todd Kaplan Gallery, Santa Monica (United-States)
1996
Summer Salon Exhibition, Todd Kaplan Gallery, Santa Monica (United-States)

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2013 Argentum, TeNeues
2010 Shades of a Woman, TeNeues
2004 Private Room, TeNeues
2003 Silvereye, TeNeues

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Deianira and Meleager, 2008

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Cassandra and Clytemnestra, 2008

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Elen, 1995

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Artemis, 2008

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Mouth reflected in a mirror, 2004

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Nemesis, 2008

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Kali, 1995

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Luna, 2010

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Osiris, 2008

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April's boustier, 1995

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Waiting for the wizard to come, 1995

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Cecilia, 1995

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Stepping into di unknown, 2010

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Monika and Martina, 1999

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Washed by the moonlight 2009

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The bonfire of the vanities 2009

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Abnoba, 1995

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Aphrodite, 2008

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Born to the World to Come, 2008

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Damara, 2008

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Lost Dreams, 2006

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Love Can Not Be Held as a Possession, Like Water It Will Flow, 2007

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Love Simply is, 1996

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Neither the Beginning nor the End, 1993

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Olwen, 1995

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Trying to Stop the Morning to Come, 2009

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An Eternal Distance, 2016

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Unusable Signal, 2009

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Always moving upward, 2007

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