From his childhood and adolescence every “signal” that his brain perceives from any reaction towards objects that has the slightest signs of artistic form, or in more broader genre of films, paintings, Marco instinctively relates these with Edward Manet, Max Ernst, E. Hopper, Eisenstein, Hitchcock, etc. then stores them, which through the “scanning” is like a violent tormented waterfall of conglomerated characters, scenes, geometric forms and narratives. At the early age Marco started to work at his uncle’s photographic lab and became fascinated by the crafts and the process of developing and printing black and white photography. Dazzled by fashion, he became a photographer for Vogue Italia before moving to London, where he now lives. Greatly attracted to cinema and in particular the luminous Black and White films of the silent era, Sanges creates photographs in sequence. Every sequence tells a unique, multi-layered story, creating a highly personal, imaginary cinema. Bigger than life characters and stories lavish costume and the core, reminiscent of Surrealism and especially the Visual and Performing Arts of the ‘20s and ‘30s he sets the scene, as a scene in a film unfolds a story. Magnifying imagination beyond imagination there is dedication to the often elaborate projects that are staged as a live theatrical performance The surrealistic feel of his work represents the liberation of the unconscious, as a means to create art outside the boundaries of official culture, the rejection of established values and a concrete effort to illustrate extreme mental states, unconventional ideas, or elaborate fantasy worlds, all elements typical of ‘Outside Art’. There is also an enchanting, yet dark side, to his work, an intriguing depth that appears to be destined to highlight the drama of life and capture the sincerity of the journey, the scenes of intimacy that confront human vulnerability, challenging our own fragility.
Sanges’ double award winning short film Circumstances (Best Art Film – Portobello Film Festival, London 2008 and Best Experimental Art Video, Open Cinema, St Petersburg, Russia, 2009) has been screened all around the World.
Marco’ s work makes the spectators enter an emotional journey and loose themselves in the narrative, visual richness and the power of story telling. His exhibitions bring together the work of an artist who is passionate about life in its entirety and continues to evoke, transcend, and excite the world!
"There is something remarkable about those pictures, something unforeseen, something of new (...) No reply is ever given because of opened pictures to create draft those of Rêveries. What if poetry was there after all?" Patrice Leconte, Film Director - from the preface of the book Circumstances by Marco Sanges
His clients include Vogue, The Sunday Telegraph, Trace, Elle, Creative Review and Dolce&Gabbana Agent Provocateur. His previous solo exhibitions include: Art and Design London 2012. Gosh Art Auction London, Edward James Foundation (2011), Big Scenes, Hackney Empire, London (2010); Beyond Decadence, Arts Centre, Windsor (2010); Savile Row, B-Store, London (2006); Purity, Cobden Club, London (2004). Group exhibitions include: Take Home a Nude, Academy of Arts, New York (2009); British Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London (2008 and 2009); London Art Fair, Business Design Centre (2009); Art London, Royal Hospital, Chelsea (2008); and 20th Anniversary, Jonathan Cooper, London (2008). Awards include Best Art Film at the Portobello Film Festival 2008 and Open Cinema Film Festival 2009 (St. Petersburg, Russia) for the short Circumstances.
His books include: Circumstances, Venus, Animal, and Erotic Photography.
Winner of Best Art Film at Portobello Film Festival 2008.The Best Experimental Art Film at the Open Cinema Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia 2009 and Best Art. Directed by Marco Sanges, filmmaking and editing by Alberto Bona, music by Walter Koerte.
Pondering of a Lonely Wonderer
Surrealistic Short Film co-devised by flamboyant Italian duo Marco Sanges and Alberto Bona, with a little help from Mozart. Official selection at Portobello Film Festival 2008 and TenderPixel Short Film Festival.
Latest short by flamboyant Italian duo Marco Sanges and Alberto Bona. With Anja Ferre and Penny Granycome. Music by Rachmaninov performed by Costas Fotopoulos.