Posts Tagged ‘figures

02
Aug
12

Isa Leshko : ‘Thrills & Chills’ (Photography Series)

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“Bracing for the Fall”
Gelatin silver print
Isa Leshko
2009
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“Girl on Tilt-a-Whirl”
Gelatin silver print
Isa Leshko
2009
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“Point Pleasant, NJ #1”
Gelatin silver print
Isa Leshko
2009
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“Offering to the Gods”
Gelatin silver print
Isa Leshko
2009
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“Pirate Ship, Topsfield Fair, MA”
Gelatin silver print
Isa Leshko
2009
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“Swing Ride at the Big E”
Gelatin silver print
Isa Leshko
2009
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“Among the Trees”
Gelatin silver print
Isa Leshko
2009
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“The Wave”
Gelatin silver print
Isa Leshko
2009
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“Coaster at Dusk, Hershey Park, PA”
Gelatin silver print
Isa Leshko
2009
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Amusement park rides terrify me, which is why I began photographing them. I am fascinated by what compels people to surrender themselves to these mechanical beasts. The rides seem to challenge the very limitations of being human. We can’t fly; yet these vertigo-inducing machines allow us to soar through the open air. The experience combines elation with fear; thrills with chills. These images explore the fantastic and sinister place these rides hold in my imagination. With some of these images, I suspend disbelief and embrace the underlying fantasies of these rides. With other images, I examine the tensions that exist between fantasy and reality. I am interested in exploring the range of emotions—from anger to shock to exultation—that people exhibit in pursuit of the amusement these rides are supposed to provide. I create these images with a Holga camera to provide them with a vernacular feel and a sense of immediacy. The camera’s plastic lens distorts the scale of these rides, particularly when they are photographed against an open sky. I also find working with such an imprecise and flawed camera to be a frightening and liberating experience, akin to being on a roller coaster. Artist Statement

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Isa Leshko : Website

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23
Jul
12

Polly Chandler : Photography Series

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“Untitled”
Polly Chandler
Photograph
2005
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“Untitled”
Polly Chandler
Photograph
2005
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“Untitled”
Polly Chandler
Photograph
2005
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“Untitled”
Polly Chandler
Photograph
2005
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“Untitled”
Polly Chandler
Photograph
2005
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“Untitled”
Polly Chandler
Photograph
2005
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“Untitled”
Polly Chandler
Photograph
2005
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“Untitled”
Polly Chandler
Photograph
2005
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Polly Chandler : Website

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08
Apr
12

Hirsch Perlman : Photography (Long Exposures)

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‘Apparatum Armorum Ineptum #3’
silver gelatin print
24 x 30 in
2004
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Operation Idiocracy Series
‘Roll #10, Frames #14/15’
20 x 24 in
2004
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‘Apparatum Armorum Ineptum #1’
silver gelatin print
24 x 30 in
2004
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Operation Idiocracy Series
‘Roll #19, Frame 18/19’
20 x 24 in
2004
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‘Sketch #3’
silver gelatin print
11 x 14 in
2004
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‘Apparatum Armorum Ineptum #4’
silver gelatin print
24 x 30 in
2004
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‘Sketch #7’
silver gelatin print
11 x 14 in
2004
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‘Apparatum Armorum Ineptum #8’
silver gelatin print
24 x 30 in
2004
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For the series Apparatum Armorum Ineptum and My Reproof all photos were shot at night on the rooftop of the artist’s home over a period of thirteen months. The images feature rockets and eerie sculptural figures that are drawn with light using long exposures. In some photos, Perlman can be seen choreographing his set-up or simply reading while a rocket launches or a figure confronts him. The pieces are simultaneously performative and sculptural. For Perlman, photography is an allegorical process filled with constant experimentation, both conceptual and technical… – [ Extract : Blum & Poe ]

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Hirsch Perlman : More Works

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27
Feb
12

Ronan Guillou : ‘Colour Photography’ ( Series 1 )

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‘Ready Made Series’
Ronan Guillou
C-Print
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‘Yippee Series’
Ronan Guillou
C-Print
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‘Intra Muros Series’
Ronan Guillou
C-Print
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‘Driven Series’
Ronan Guillou
C-Print
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‘Intra Muros Series’
Ronan Guillou
C-Print
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‘Driven Series’
Ronan Guillou
C-Print
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Catching places, cities, glances: Ronan Guillou translates his pleasure and desire for keeping traces of them during his walks. Cities, and the people who animate them, are the basis of his humanistic approach. Aside from his commercial campaigns, Guillou’s personal work records moments of ordinary life, where men and women are photographed during their daily routines in urban landscapes. Initially influenced by cinematic environments and the aesthetics of American cities, his work also extends to cities in Asia, Europe and South America. Without criticism, Guillou feels affection and empathy for his characters, giving the images a pictorialist and poetic depth… – [Extract : Bio – Sous Les Etoiles Gallery]

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Ronan Guillou : Website

Ronan Guillou : Series (2)

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27
Feb
12

Ronan Guillou : Colour Photography ( Series 2 )

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For the past ten years, Ronan Guillou has undertaken a broad personal photographic investigation, suggesting a vision of the complexity of the dialogue between the protagonists of urban life. It was in the process of his numerous expeditions on different continents that this research became clearer, before he made the United States his primary source of documentation. Difficult to classify, Ronan Guillou’s work is somewhere in between documentary photography and plastic photography; where in just a few years, the artist compiled a considerable body of work that he only began showing in 2005.

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‘Intra Muros Series’
Ronan Guillou
C-Print
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‘Downtown Series’
Ronan Guillou
C-Print
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‘Downtown Series’
Ronan Guillou
C-Print
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‘Intra Muros Series’
Ronan Guillou
C-Print
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‘Intra Muros Series’
Ronan Guillou
C-Print
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‘Downtown Series’
Ronan Guillou
C-Print
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‘Intra Muros Series’
Ronan Guillou
C-Print
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If his photographs suggest a poetic vision of the ordinary and call upon the imagination of each and every one of us, they also question us on the temporality [material matter] of places, reveal their nearly organic power as well as their fragility, and examine man’s relationship with the constructed universe. The use of a medium-sized format allows the artist to give priority to immediate contact with his subject while remaining in touch with the elements outside of the frame.

Color is also at the heart of the production process as the decisive material of the formal approach; if in fact it makes it possible to reveal the geometrical force of spaces and the poetic dimension of certain scenes, it tends to pay tribute to traditional American iconography as well. The entirety of Ronan’s work is produced on negative film and no retouching is carried out on the originals, leaving the photographers point of view intact and without distortion. – Extract : Press Release – NextLevel Galerie

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Ronan Guillou : Website

Ronan Guillou : Series (1)

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11
Feb
12

Tianmeng Zhu : Paintings

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‘Untitled’
Tianmeng Zhu
Mixed media on canvas
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‘Untitled’
Tianmeng Zhu
Mixed media on canvas
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‘Untitled’
Tianmeng Zhu
Mixed media on canvas
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‘Untitled’
Tianmeng Zhu
Mixed media on canvas
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‘Untitled’
Tianmeng Zhu
Mixed media on canvas
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‘Untitled’
Tianmeng Zhu
Mixed media on canvas
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Zhu Tianming : Galerie Faider

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