Piece description from the artist
Gazar: (noun) a silky sheer fabric
The son of a U.S. diplomat, Pingitore was born in 1963 in Paris, France. His childhood was
spent living in far-flung outposts such as Mogadishu (Somalia), Oran (Algeria), Peshawar (Pakistan), and Port-au-Prince (Haiti), alternating with a year’s post at home base in Washington, D.C. As an adult, Pingitore has also traveled widely, visiting countries as diverse as Cuba, India, Indonesia and Kenya. In 1989, he made his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he now lives with his wife Oksana, their son Victor, daughter Zaida, and their two cats.
An avid photographer since childhood, Pingitore had a breakthrough in 2009 when he developed a new photographic expression of light. He has studied extensively under the artist-instructor Remy Dubois at FACIL-Art, a Cambridge-based, French-American language and art collaborative. Dubois has praised his work as “hauntingly beautiful,” and declared that Pingitore “has created a new form of photography.” A recent review by Gallery 263 (Cambridge) has called Pingitore’s work “absolutely stunning.” Pingitore is a member of Cambridge Art Association, North Cambridge Arts Association, Gallery 263 (Cambridge) and the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston. His work can also be seen at Color Scape Studio by appointment. In March 2013, Pingitore won the RFP (Request for Proposals) for an art installation at 650 Kendall Street, Cambridge MA by Bio Med Realty for his monumental photographic sculpture titled “Cubology.”