Swiss-Italian, born in 1971, educated in Italy and Switzerland, where he lives and works.
The 2014 released series Voyages Extraordinaires by Christian Tagliavini is an hommage by the artist to one of the most prominent authors of the 19th century: Jules Verne.
Over a timespan of more than 18 months, with full of passion Christian Tagliavini created the series Voyages Extraordinaires, which visually quotes three of the most successful novels by Jules Verne: Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), From the Earth to the Moon (1865) and Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (1869).
In emotional sceneries and touching portraits, Christian Tagliavini connects his characteristic visual language with the Jules-Vernesque science fiction.
1503, a visionary renaissance
He’s provided himself with the perfect frame and background to invent, create and totally produce images that blend fine arts and craftsmanship. Christian Tagliavini loves designing stories with open endings, on unexplored themes or unusual concepts, featuring uncommon people with their lives and their thoughts made visible. This rich and exciting collision of circumstances results in photos as a final product.
1503 – A VISIONARY RENAISSANCE «1503» is a symbolic date and a non-geographic timeless space, where Christian Tagliavini’s visionary Renaissance takes place. In this visionary Renaissance nine still characters are portrayed in solemn, die-cut costumes to die for. But you’ll also find something contemporary, unpredicted and capturing in their look and attitude: some details are quietly exaggerated while their glances are seducing each other despite you, the observer.