Posts Tagged ‘‘Portraits’

07
Jul
12

Cristian Del Risco & Martin Fojtek : ‘Dreamless’ Series

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‘Dreamless’ Series
giclée print & acrylics
95 x 95 cm
2004
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‘Dreamless’ Series
giclée print & acrylics
95 x 95 cm
2004
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‘Dreamless’ Series
giclée print & acrylics
95 x 95 cm
2004
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‘Dreamless’ Series
giclée print & acrylics
95 x 95 cm
2004
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‘Dreamless’ Series
giclée print & acrylics
95 x 95 cm
2004
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These five portraits (giclée prints on canvas) were made by Martin Fojtek and then hand finished with acrylic paint by Cristian Del Risco, making each and every photograph a real original. Both artists worked independently on them with very little influence on each other. The final results are a very interesting combination of minimalistic black and white portraits (two Arabic, Belgian, Italian and Czech personalities, all with particular emotional expression) and colored acrylic ‘J.M.Basquiat’ style paintings.

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Cristian Del Risco & Martin Fojtek : Fotografic

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02
May
12

Ben Ali Ong : Photography Series

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‘Black Sun (The Art of Dying)’
Photography Series
Ben Ali Ong
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‘Black Sun (The Art of Dying)’
Photography Series
Ben Ali Ong
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‘Refluent Hours’
Photography Series
Ben Ali Ong
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‘Refluent Hours’
Photography Series
Ben Ali Ong
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‘Black Sun (The Art of Dying)’
Photography Series
Ben Ali Ong
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‘Ballads of the Dead and Dreaming’
Photography Series
Ben Ali Ong
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‘Songs for Sorrow’
Photography Series
Ben Ali Ong
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‘Songs for Sorrow’
Photography Series
Ben Ali Ong
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Throughout my work I have been primarily interested in the suggestive possibilities between the images, and the open narrative I can create by juxtaposing the interior and exterior world beside each other. Portraits next to landscape, for example, and the tension between these two environments. Whilst there are reoccurring motifs and symbols that appear throughout, the importance is on mood, metaphor and emotion, and how different subjects can both carry these feelings and somehow come together, creating my own ambiguous black and white world – similar in a way to the surrealist 1920′s film noir. Birds are frequent symbols that appear throughout the work. Inspired by mythology, they assume a variety of roles. They have been symbols of power and freedom throughout the ages, and are seen to link the human world to the divine. Silhouetted birds in the cloud scape, brooding vistas, faces emerging from darkness, all come together in an attempt to produce an imaginative and mysterious landscape. Early visual influences for me have been Caravaggio and Francis Bacon, beginning with a general attraction to the darker sensibilities of each artists work and it’s sometimes macabre nature. The use of stark, direct lighting and heavy shadows in Caravaggio’s paieces, as well Bacon’s apparent painted ‘blur’ have both made their technical influences. By shooting 35mm black and white film and layering negatives together during the scanning stage, as well as the use of surface scratching and inscriptions to the negative, I try evoke a dream like detachment of an earlier age. BAO

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Ben Ali Ong : Website

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24
Feb
12

Tina Kazakhishvili : ‘Double Exposure’ Series (Photography)

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‘Double exposures’ by Georgian photographer Tina Kazakhishvili.

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Tina Kazakhishvili
‘Double Exposure’
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Tina Kazakhishvili
‘Double Exposure’
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Tina Kazakhishvili
‘Double Exposure’
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Tina Kazakhishvili
‘Double Exposure’
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Tina Kazakhishvili
‘Double Exposure’
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Tina Kazakhishvili
‘Double Exposure’
Photograph
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Tina Kazakhishvili : Website

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20
Oct
11

Martin Bogren : “Isola” Series (Photography)

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Martin Bogren is a photographer based in Malmo/Sweden. His work stems from a personal documentary tradition and often contains a poetic sensibility. Recently Martin has exhibited in Scandinavia, USA, France, Poland and Italy. His project ‘Lowland’ is to be exhibited at Fotografiska in Stockholm in September 2011 and the book will be published by Max Ström in connection with this exhibition. In the 90s, Martin photographed bands and concerts in the Swedish music tradition and in 1996 he published his first photo book ”Cardigans-Been it” based on these tour photographs. He has since then mainly photographed personal work, combining portraits with documentary work. [Bio]

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Martin Bogren : Website

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31
Oct
10

Not Vital : ‘Portraits’ (Silver Boxes)

Arnold Schoenberg
2 silver boxes
13 x 13 x 9 cm
18 x 18 x 74 cm
2007

Constantin Brancusi
2 silver boxes
19 x 19 x 2 cm
18 x 18 x 76 cm
2007

Antonio Gaudi
2 silver boxes
25 x 25 x 6 cm
18 x 18 x 52 cm
2007

Bruce Nauman
2 silver boxes
6 x 6 x 12 cm
19 x 19 x 41 cm
2007

Audrey Hepburn
2 silver boxes
4 x 4 x 5 cm
19 x 19 x 29 cm
2007

Gore Vidal
2 silver boxes
3 x 3 x 10 cm
19 x 19 x 25 cm
2007

“Portraits” features 10 silver boxes of various heights and configurations – resembling buildings, tables, cigarette boxes. Each is inscribed with the name of a noted individual: Gore Vidal, Brancusi, Bruce Nauman, Dior, Montaigne, Schoenberg, Louis Armstrong, Audrey Hepburn, Kazuo Ohno and Gaudi. Their birthdates are written on the wall behind them, about 6 feet away. It’s a curious display. What might these selections indicate about the artist’s interests? Why use a memorial form when some of the subjects are living? According to gallery information, dimensions accord with the birthdates.

[Extract : Art in America, p. 165, 1 April 2008]

Not Vital : Sperone Westwater

Not Vital : Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac




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