Luisa Lambri | the artist




The artist Luisa Lambri
Born 1969, Cant (Como), Italy.
Lives and works in Milan and Berlin.

Style and technique of the artist: Video,


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Luisa Lambriís images first appear as simple geometric constructions placed in space and emitting a slow, resonating flush of light. Taken in the interiors of well-known architectural structures, her photographs are minimally occupied by windows, mirrors, and the walls of the room…
To read Luisa Lambri’s images of Vilnius, how much contextual evidence do you need? Do you have to know about the bureaucratic web that entangles each and every attempt at registering the play of pale October daylight inside those walls erected "by the people for the people"?
Her work consists in photographing or filming places: constructions of volumes, lights and transparencies. We are unable to identify them but this does not seem important; they resemble each other, they become mixed up and the light makes them unreal…
I depict places as if they were inhabitable, revealing their intimate and emotional dimension Ö I see architecture as autobiography, the places photographed as self-portraits. I’m not interested in documenting the architectural qualities of a building Ö the architectural qualities are present as an open and unsolved question, a way to introduce a fictional narrative.’
Biography and work
I depict places as if they were inhabitable, revealing their intimate and emotional dimension Ö I see architecture as autobiography, the places photographed as self-portraits. Iím not interested in documenting the architectural qualities of a building Ö the architectural qualities are present as an open and unsolved question, a way to introduce a fictional narrative. I take photographs in a rather traditional way Ö but their visual quality is somehow evocative of the electronic age. The immaterial state of the light and its perception may recall the electronically generated space, an architecture based on relationships between abstract elements…


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