Nicolò Sertorio is an artist based in Oakland (California), but born in Italy. Therefore he grew up influenced by both European and American cultures; he also came from families with a long tradition of academia, arts and science. This multicultural and scientific upbringing influenced him to be both analytical and explorative. Having traveled extensively and lived in many countries from an early age has left him with an unique combination of European sensibility and complex, and at times conflicting, world views.
In this series Nicolò documents various rest areas along the interstate highway of the United States, most of which have been replaced by service stations and food stores. Taken in Nevada, California, Arizona, Utah, Texas and New Mexico, these rest areas are architectural remains left in empty landscapes.
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