Galerie XII Los Angeles (6150 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048) celebrated its first anniversary with the solo exhibition of world-renowned, Milan-based photographer Paolo Ventura, which runs thru March 14, 2020. The exhibition of Ventura’s magical photographic works, “An Invented World” spans six series over the last decade and will provide the most comprehensive overview of the celebrated Italian artist’s oeuvre on the West Coast to date, including the debut of new works.

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Paolo Ventura, 
Behind the Walls

Italian photographer Paolo Ventura (b. 1968) has been referred to as one of the art scene’s most interesting storytellers with his timeless and charmingly enigmatic works. Widely known for his elaborate narrative series acted out by the artist and his family, the whimsical stories touch upon many facets of the human condition within life-size dioramic cityscapes, reminiscent of war-time Italy, which are constructed entirely by the artist. By creating fictional worlds as stage design, the artist is able to physically inhabit the short stories of his imagination. Paolo Ventura has been the subject of more than forty-five international solo exhibitions since 2006 and was featured in the Italian pavilion of the 2011 Venice Biennale. His work is held in prominent collections of museums across Europe and North America.

On view: January 18 – March 14, 2020

Where: GALERIE XII, 6150 Wilshire Blvd. LA, 90048