Hueco Mundo Special Edition

Special edition, signed and accompanied by the booklet “the art of hueco mundo”

Available from December 20th



Two environments so different, yet so similar
They share an extreme and sometimes ferocious purity
The emptiness refines all the senses

Hueco mundo, or the empty world. This is in fact the meaning of the title, as well as the best representation of the contents of this project and the reasons that led me to its conception and creation. The emptiness as the subject and the reason for the research at the same time. As the goal and a real cure. The real destination. In a certain sense, the images of this book were born because of an inner need, rather than a professional one. Hueco mundo is an introspective journey and this book represents just the first stage. The first step in a process that I don’t hesitate to define as curative and detoxifying. Something that goes beyond the mere exercise in style or simple photographic fieldwork.
This first story arc will take you to discover two diametrically opposed, yet surprisingly similar, desert environments. Blue and gold are the two colors that I “felt” most intensely in these places. The shades that best represent their differences and similarities. You will be amazed to discover how ephemeral the boundary between the two worlds is sometimes, so much so that it can almost confuse them.
Created in the throes of the pandemic, Marco Ronconi’s “Hueco mundo” is a mesmerizing look into the most fragile places on this planet as well as an opportunity for profound internal introspection. His work forces us to see how fragile and interconnected our world is and he shares an extraordinary message of how much it means to the survival of our own souls to intermingle with wildness. HIs breathtaking images show us that inspiration often comes from moments of discomfort and that there really is never true “emptiness. Never has it been so clear that our fates are inextricably linked to those around us, whether we see it or not. (From the foreword by Ami Vitale)

The art of hueco mundo

This work can certainly help to understand the contents of Hueco mundo, taking a step back and a step forward at the same time. It tells about me, my approach in creating images and my philosophy. About the moods and fears that prompted me to start this adventure. It talks about the art and vision of Hueco mundo not as a single book, but as a personal and artistic journey that will keep me busy for a long time. I could almost define it a manifesto of my work and a promise for what is to come.
I like to consider it as a small work with its own personality, freely definable.  I hope that the reader will find inspiration in my words and some considerations that go beyond the book itself. I also hope to be able to convey at least a very small part of the emotions I was able to experience in creating the images as well as the commitment and passion necessary to conceive and complete projects of this type. Being able to see the big picture, freeing themself from the obsession to get the immediate result.
The book:

Images and texts: Marco Ronconi
Foreword: Ami Vitale
Language: Italian and English
Format: 30×24,5 cm hard cover
Pages: 152
Paper: Fedrigoni Tintoretto gesso 160 g/m²
Printed by: Editoriale Bortolazzi Stei S.r.l
Versions: standard, special & limited edtion

ISBN: 978-88-945727-1-1
Edizioni Kamui, 2022

The art of hueco mundo
Images and texts: Marco Ronconi
Format: 30×24,5 cm soft cover
Language: Italian and English