ZOOM – Cecchini guarda Cecchini. Il realismo dell’illusione (Cecchini on Cecchini: realism in illusion)
Stefano Cecchini and Davide Cecchini
“Zoom” is based on an idea by Stefano Cecchini. The name has a dual meaning because “zoom” refers to the type of lens that can be used to vary focal length, but it also contains the word “zoo”, which comes from the Greek term for “animal”. It is the artist’s way of highlighting his passion for nature and wild animals. He chose to go about it with the aid of a counterpart who can provide an alternative point of view, setting his own course but following in the wake left by Stefano Cecchini’s paintbrush. The “alternative” perspective is that of his namesake Davide Cecchini, a young photographer. The pair might have different outlooks and tools, but they both share an interest in the animal kingdom that Stefano has been portraying for years. Consequently, C. & C. decided to join forces. The aim behind their symbiotic artistic union in the gallery is to show (with the help of an outstanding green design by Morolli Fiori and Santabago) just how differently the same subject can be seen and depicted. Cecchini interpreted the paintings of Cecchini. The result was “Zoom”.