Roberto Colombo (1955)

I completed the classical studies, but at the end, I got degree in Chemical and Pharmaceutical sciences. Since adolescence, I engage myself in painting and music. In the middle of 70s I discovered photography.  In the 1980s, work and family reduced photographic activity to almost zero. I resumed photography in 2007 following a trip to the USA. I think Photography is not only a search for beauty in the hidden folds of man, society and nature. It is a way of telling our life, our emotions, our beliefs and ourselves. It is experimentation also. My "Creative Projects" are an attempt at photographic abstraction. An attempt to return images to the essential factors: light and color as generators of emotions and sometimes imaginary shapes

For about 5 years I conduct an experiment based on the research of dynamic light, shapes and colors obtained through the refraction and diffraction of light passing through common domestic materials. Three years ago, I decided to get back to bring my work in national and international events, obtaining to be present with images, Awards and Honorable mentions in over 25 countries.
Mid March 2022 I was awarded the FIAP Artist's honor by the International Federation of Photographic Art.

Exhibition 2018 -2019

  • in collaboration with “Foto in Fuga” at Dia sotto le stelle 2018 and 2019 (international photographic events held at Malpensa Fiere –Milan) 
  • Inverart  - Inveruno Milano -  Selection of contemporary art - group exhibition November 2018
  • In collaboration with the "Principioattivo" architecture studio, I created a personal exhibition during the Milan Design Week 2018. 
  • With the work “The journey", I exhibited at the sixteenth-century Town Hall of Cassinetta di Lugagnano (2018) . 
  • "The journey" was also a selected finalist work at the "October Photo festival 2019"  of Varese.
  • Inverart - Inveruno Milano - Selection of contemporary art - group exhibition November 2019

In the 2020 due to the Covid restriction I didn't exhibit, but I was awarded with

  •  Honorable mention at  the "Jewels Circuit 2020 - International Photo Contest"  in Italy  

  • Gold medal; portrait category at the "Benin 3rd International Salon"

  • Honorable mention at the  at "Swedish International Exhibition of Photography 2020"

  • Honorable mention in fine art: abstract category  at the "Neutral Density Photography Awards 2020"

  • Honorable mention (FIAP Mention) - 3rd Capodimonte Small PRINTS Salon 2020 - Serbia 

Exhibition 2021  and Awards
  • Spazi Dinamici Gallery  - Milan:  Food & colours  - Group exhibition  May 2021
  • La Canonica - Arte nova Gallery - Novara: -  Raffaello yesterday and today - Group exhibition June 2021
  • SİLLE SANAT SARAY  Mention  ( Portrait)   4th BENIN INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
  • Diploma Elephant - ELEPHANT FESTIVAL 2021 - AAP ­ Association of the Art Photographers, Nairobi, KENYA
  • Broletto Accademy - Novara- Dante and his time - Group exhibition - December 2021
  • Spazi Dinamici Gallery - Milan: Beyond time  - Group exhibition December 2021
Exhibition 2022 and Awards
  • Grey Cube Gallery  -  USA - Finalist at Abstract art  Show   January 2022
  • Spazi Dinamici Gallery - Milan: "Molteplicità"  - Group exhibition February 2022
  • Chairman Honorable Mention ( section People) - 4th International Salon of Photography Boka Bay 2022 - Cacak - Serbia
  • Honorable Mention  - Portrait Art Show  Grey Cube Gallery - USA - February 2022
  • Award Winning Artist -  Abstract - Light Space & Time Gallery -  USA - March 2022
  • Special Merit -  Abstract - Light Space & Time Gallery - USA - March 2022
  •  Finalist at Abstract art Show - Art Room Gallery  - March 2022