Torracchi breaks down photographic codes in an attempt to free the medium from being an allusion to a specific space and time. The representational aspect is diffused and the resulting opacity makes the actual physical object the focus of attention. The impact of this direct experience is phenomenological and leaves the viewer visually seduced. The spectator fluctuates between gazing upon the image as a whole and peering at it with closer scrutiny. The rich colours, tonal ranges and vivid luminosity have been developed by the artist in order to generate a powerfully sensitive reaction. With this emphasis on visual effect rather than representation the result provokes an aesthetic pleasure and so an instant sense of inner contemplation can bloom. Despite the near-abstract simplicity of the picture the photograph works at many levels, so that there are other kinds of responses. In fact the loss of references could seduce the viewer’s mind because readings seem enigmatic when the image depicted defies immediate recognition. Without underestimating his intelligence the spectator’s intuition is solicited.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ..from Claudio Mello critic