PAOLO VEGAS - Biography

Graduated from the European Institute of Design in 1992, began his pursuit as a photographer in Milan, where he has collaborated since 1993 with various photographers and advertising agencies. In November 1997 he presented his works in Milan, during the exhibition titled People and
Things. In December ’97 he participated in a charitable initiative, working on a photographic project for Emergency. He has collaborated as an assistant for international photographers such as Giac Casale, Joe Oppedisano and Giovanni Gastel for advertising campaigns: Barbour (with Piero Chiambretti, in Scotland in ‘96) Peugeot ‘98, Algida ‘99, Pagine Gialle, Richard Ginori, Irge and Same calendar. During these years he continues working for different companies such as Bosch, Sep, Filatura di Crosa, Diva Cravatte, Ritmonio, Inab Dekonab, Maio Group, Next Event and others. Paolo Vegas’ artistic path has been strongly influenced by this period. In the world of advertising what is portrayed is an emotion, purposely constructed to be transmitted
to the consumer.In 2010 “Progetto clonazioni” was born; it consisted of an image where the same subject is portrayed at least twice, creating real clones. In these examples Vegas took more than one shot of the same scene, keeping the same focal length to obtain a uniform depth of field; the camera stays still,
positioned at the centre and simply rotated according to the frame that has to be depicted. Every frame and shot constitues a fragment of the final image. In the last works he employs a different technique that allows him to create clonations in unique and unrepeatable settings. The artist Always apply an object present during the shooting to the artwork, creating unique collage piece. In 2011 Vegas is invited with Omar Ronda to attend to the 54° Biennale of Venice at Italy Stand .Their exhibition called COSA NOSTRA-SACRO SANTO-NOSTRA COSA was look after by Vittorio Sgarbi. From 2014 to 2017 Contini Art UK in London represents his works and from 2018 with the Contini Gallery Art in Venice and Cortina d'Ampezzo. In 2019 he also began collaborate with Oblong
Contemporary Gallery based in Dubai and Forte dei Marmi. Vegas is present at the private collection of M.A.C.I.S.T. - Museum of Art Contemporary International Senza (without) Trend – and in other public collecions and private as well.