Posts Tagged ‘simple

10
May
12

Brandon Lattu : Photography (Conceptual)

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“Ultimately, Photography is subversive not when it frightens, repels or even
stigmatizes, but when it’s pensive, when it thinks” R Barthes, Camera Lucida

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‘Miracle Mile looking west, skyline view’
43 x 47 inches
inkjet print
2000
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‘Miracle Mile looking west, north side car view’
43 x 47 inches
inkjet print
2000
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‘Miracle Mile looking west, south side car view’
43 x 47 inches
inkjet print
2000
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‘Miracle Mile looking west, south side pedestrian view’
42 x 47 inches
inkjet print
2000
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‘Miracle Mile looking west, north side pedestrian view’
43 x 47 inches
inkjet print
2000
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Brandon Lattu is a conceptualist who uses photography, sculpture, and digitally based imagery, Lattu has carefully labored over the most intricate details of his images to produce works that seduce with a deceptively simple and elegant beauty. At the same time these images resonate on an equally powerful sentient level. The manipulation, clarity, and overload of information in these images triggers the recognition that we can visually imagine a scene such as this but we will never see in this way. In “Miracle Mile”, Lattu utilizes the extent of photographic technology to produce a series of views looking West down the length of ‘Wilshire Boulevard’ between ‘La Brea’ and ‘Fairfax Avenues’ in Los Angeles.

Presented on a pure field of black, the only images depicted are the illuminated signs. Contrasting this black field of nothingness, each sign is presented in its accurate place and scale in relation to the section depicted. Perspective is eliminated and some signs appear backwards as one might see them while looking in a side view mirror from a car at night. With careful inspection the viewer becomes aware that commercial competition is investigated in this piece through the presence of stores directly across the street from one another. For example, on the north side of the street, Rite Aid, Staples and Blockbuster vie with Sav-on, Office Depot and Hollywood video on the south side offering essentially the same products. Here and throughout Lattu’s oeuvre, the instinctual attraction of sublime visual pleasure becomes inseparable from intellectual engagement. [Extract : Leo Koenig Inc – April 13, 2004]

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Brandon Lattu : Monte Clark Gallery

Brandon Lattu : Leo Koenig Inc

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13
Feb
12

Bernard Reyboz : Moving Sculptures (Video)

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“There is life, I saw, I was there.” – Bernard Reyboz

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‘Movement’ is a theme which had become more central in the artists recent work. His moving sculpture-objects have now become alive, mysterious in their appearance and in the unlikely way they move. The moving reflects the mystery of creation and sets Bernard Reyboz’s work in time even more firmly. [text]

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Bernard Reyboz : Website

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25
Nov
11

Wang Huai Qing : Paintings

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“One can make art out of simple, humble things; small things can be transcendental…” Antoni Tàpies

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Chinese artist Wang Huai Qing creates powerful black and white compositions out of a simple chair or the cross beams of a house. He focuses on the form of everyday objects – houses, tables, chairs – always seeing the powerful abstract imagery that they suggest. He adopted artistic elements from traditional Chinese furniture, creating a unique personal style characterized at once by a graphic strength and modern elegance. Entranced by the vertical and horizontal lines and structural shapes of traditional houses and furniture, he expresses their aesthetic beauty in minimalist black and white compositions. Often he softens the stark contrasts by employing a range of gray tones reminiscent of Chinese ink and wash. This has the effect of heightening the textural effect of the painting.

The subject matter has an inherent symbolism: the wavy grain of the wood, the way the dark wood of posts and beams contrasts with the plain white walls, connect with a traditional Chinese aesthetic consciousness. They allude to ancient literati poetry and the cultural atmosphere of the region, as well as to the artist’s personal feelings. His emphasis on the significance of form and symbolism above realistic depiction, his apparent simplicity of composition, as well as his fondness for textural effects, is in fact very close to the spirit of Antoni Tàpies’ work. Two great artists of different generations, who live on opposite sides of the world, with quite different lives and sources of inspiration. Yet each has his own individual style of abstraction which arouses the viewer’s attention for both its artistic integrity and ideological depth. [Extract : Anna Ning Fine Art]

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Wang Huaiqing : Website

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10
Jan
11

Masao Yamamoto : Photography

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photography series
gelatin silver print

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masao yamamoto
photography series
gelatin silver print

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masao yamamoto
photography series
gelatin silver print

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masao yamamoto
photography series
gelatin silver print

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masao yamamoto
photography series
gelatin silver print

‘untitled’
masao yamamoto
photography series
gelatin silver print

Masao Yamamoto is inspired by the Japanese philosophy of Zen, and the belief that meditation and the pursuit of beauty play an essential role in the development of human beings. Yamamoto’s philosophical and spiritual roots contribute to his distinctive photographic style, in which the ordinary is revealed as something extraordinary. Yamamoto’s small-scale photographs, from his earlier series ‘A Box of Ku’ and ‘Nakazora’, are visual haikus that can be displayed as a collection of harmonious objects, or stand alone as individual images. The prints are meditative objects, each image a trigger that encourages the viewer to draw on their own memories and subconscious. While the images are simple and observational, their suggestive nature is what gives them power. In his newest series, ‘KAWA=FLOW’, Yamamoto explores “the world where we are and the world where we go in the future.” The images in this series are a reflection on nature and the relationship between the world and self. Evocative of harmony and contentment, they reflect Yamamoto’s philosophy that respect and humility toward the universe is achieved by uncovering quietude in oneself, a process found only through nature.

[Extract : Robert Koch Gallery]

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