Swiss artist Marco Pittori was born 1978. He has been exhibiting internationally since 1999. He studied at the School of Design in Aarau, Switzerland working in stone, gravure, screen and letterpress.
Pittori has always worked with photography and uses his own or the licensed photographs of others, such as renowned Los Angeles photographer Brad Elterman.
The artist states of Elterman’s photos, "Brad’s photos provide a rare, often raunchy glimpse into a rock and roll history where it seems Brad is always at the right place at the right time, camera ready.” Pittori collects and edits the images, adding additional points of interest throughout the photograph.
The current series of Marco Pittori’s multi-layered photographs are based on Brad Elterman’s iconic images “Behind the Beverly Hills Hotel, 1977”. The motifs are carefully placed and layered, until they reveal a whole new reality. They are set in a new context and transformed with the help of strong colors. Pittori creates vibrant pieces that pay homage to the mesmerizing images of Brad Elterman and the mythic culture of 1970’s Hollywood.