Roberto Saletti is a versatile artist whose output focuses on
black and white photography. He lives and works in Rome where he pursues
his artistic research. He has realised exhibitions, installations, performances
and events with a predilection for unconventional venues.
His original aesthetics show the human figure and its archetypal force through
an extremely modern language. His photographs surprise above all for the singular
technique which Saletti has perfected in the course of more than 20 years of
practice and research in the dark room but to a more attentive reading they
reveal a potent emotive and symbolic force.
At his first personal exhibition, held in Brescia in 1999, Pablo Echaurren
used these words to describe his figures: "hesitant, elusive characters,
of whom remain only blurred shapes, sometimes almost disintegrated....Bodies
taken by the living who are virtually already dead or soon will be". In
recent years Roberto Saletti's photographs portray a humanity renewed with
an interrogative gaze and a strange, mysterious beauty.