1 September 2013

RICCARDO NAVA: OLIVER

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People say that dog owners eventually end up looking like their dogs. But what does that say about their personality? Is a pet (and the way the owner handles and presents it) somehow reflecting the true character of the human being? Riccardo Nava, an italian Berlin-based artist, explores this cultural phenomenon with his recent art book 'Oliver'. The publication, which contains several photos of a poodle dog named 'Oliver', is based on a photo box that Nava found at a flea market in Berlin. Editing the series and only keeping the portraits of the dog, the book after all says more about mental state of the dogs owner, than of the pet itself. A beautiful and quite lonesome visual story.

More about Riccardo Nava: electroplasticbox.com

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