Guido Argentini

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.



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Guido argentini N / Born : Florence, Italy 1966
Vit et travaille / Live and works : Miami and Los Angeles


PRINCIPALES EXPOSITIONS INDIVIDUELLES / 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)


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


PRESSE/PRESS
Amica Italia
Best Life
Build
Che?
Dt Magazine
FHM Germany
FHM Spain
FHM UK
Jackmarie Claire Italia
Max Italia
Max Germany
Maxim Germany
Maxim Italia
Men? s Health Italia
Men? s Health Germany
Men? s Health UK
Menzo
Panorama
Photographie germany
Photo Germany
Photo Italia
Playboy France
Playboy Germany
Playboy Holland
Playboy Japan
Playboy Russia
Playboy USA
GQ UK
GQ Spain
GQ Italia
Snoecks
Vogue Spain

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