Lives and Works in Italy.
Some Work Examples:
Rotelli’s interest remains focused on the very essence of the dance, owing to which the dancers still endure such sacrifice and spectators still admire. The beauty of movement and motion, the mysticism of dance, the power to express the spiritual with the body. The body, the soul. Realization of this elementary yet complex thematic scheme is essential. We could easily lose our way through some standard repetition of dance moves or by showing off these beautifully built bodies trapped in graceful motion and deprived of emotional energy, as mere components of time and the narrative of the show that is dance. Instead Rotelli’s creativity translates these captured moments into non-descriptive photographic images. With the specific use of media (manual intervention into the photographic emulsion, solarisation and similar) he adds new dimensions of color, composition, rhythm and more. Moments, captured between long and multiple exposures become time itself – the dancers are ethereal beings, images of bodies echoing the spiritual condition. Today, in our time of image inflation and proliferation, when everything seems familiar and seen, the quality of artwork isn’t defined by the frequency of presence of the motif; dance has inspired numerous artists, but in the end we are still not uninterested with or bored by archetypal stories of love, life, death, relationships. Neither is quality defined by the deft use of media – some work today is simply more present and actual than others. The fact remains that only clearly visually-encoded thought emerges from amongst the average.
Excerpt from text by Renata Štebih (Galerija Fotografija, Ljubljana, Slovenia)