Oneirism is the third chapter of a trilogy – preceded by Memory and Wonder – that Saba started several years ago as a fil rouge in his research of beauty and perfection. The artworks exhibited here come from the fantastic and dreamy world imagined by the creative mind of Antonio and captured by his camera. By emphasising aesthetics, he seduces the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of events. Moments are depicted that only exist to punctuate the stillness of the scene in order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning in our life. The inherent visual seductiveness, along with the conciseness of the exhibitions, express a symbolic and structured image: everything has a role.
With his photographs indeed he seems to obsessively try to capture two opposites: reality and the world of the imagination. His practice lies precisely in locking these visions within a shared and recognised imaginary, also in the choice of magnificent locations, but in a surrealist and visionary way.
ANTONIO SABA was born in Sardinia, Italy and currently lives in Dubai. In his 30+ years career has travelled the world shooting advertising and editorial photography for the most prestigious international Luxury hospitality brands and magazines.
Most recent personal exhibitions and awards:
In 2022 his picture The Raven of Corrasi was selected and awarded at the International Photography Awards in New York.
In 2019 Antonio Saba got 4 honourable mentions in the category fine arts at the International Photography Awards in New York for his pictures: The Tower of Babel, The woman and the catfish at the gingerbread house, the Ballerina’s rehearsal, An Ordinary day at Miramare. In December 2017 the Civic Museums of Cagliari, Italy have acquired and displayed in their permanent collection three fine art Photographs by Antonio Saba.
Antonio Saba artworks have been exhibited throughout the years in personal exhibitions in Rome, Cagliari, Vilnius, Bangkok and now in Dubai.