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Guido Mocafico – ‘Movement’

Guido Mocafico‘s series ‘Movement‘ – all the moments in our life are carefully connected, creating an exquisite piece of art.

“In a horological movement, I find poetry meeting technology. The poetry of time elapsing, the change of seasons, astronomical movements, and technology which enables up to eight hundred mechanical pieces inside such a small volume, all working perfectly together, to reach the most accurate time calculation. Each one of these movements takes on a life of its own.”

Guido Mocafico, Movement, photography

Guido Mocafico – Movement

 

Some of the artist’s works are available as photo books, published by Steidl Verlag

 

Yang Fudong – ‘Ye Jiang (The Nightman Cometh)’

Yang Fudong‘s series ‘Ye Jiang (The Nightman Cometh)

An ancient warrior is wounded after a battle and he is now in conflict whether to die or continue fighting. Three ghosts appear as symbols of his feelings and thoughts that clash within his heart and mind as he has to decide…

The story unfolds in ‘neo-realistic’ narrative – the warrior in his traditional costume and the ghost in a modern dress. Neo-realism is described by the artist as “a history theatre where current and contemporary societal conditions come to play”. So, the question is – how to continue our lives? What do we really want?

Yang Fudong, photography, Ye Jiang, The Nightman Cometh

Yang Fudong – Ye Jiang, The Nightman Cometh

 

Karine Laval – ‘Heterotopia’

Karine Laval‘s series ‘Heterotopia‘ – a beautiful luminous distorted alternate universe.

Heterotopia is described by French philosopher Michel Foucault as a space neither utopia nor dystopia but rather, a space of duality and contradiction.

Mastering light and colour by placing mirrors and sheets of glass between the leaves, branches, flowers and bushes in front of her camera, photographer Karine Laval (French, who lives in New York) creates her layered manipulated reality and turns Long Island gardens into a vivid and exotic netherland.

Karine Laval - Heterotopia

Karine Laval – Heterotopia

 

Mat Hennek – ‘Woodlands’

Mat Hennek‘s series ‘Woodlands‘ – special spaces of silence.

‘In Woodlands Mat Hennek presents genuine portraits of trees, the results of numerous hikes through various forests in Europe and the USA… He removes spatial landmarks, alternately erasing the ground and horizon to unhinge any sense of direction. Light and shadow, pattern and structure build up to an impressionistic hymn—infinite, without a center, without beginning or end.’

Mat Hennek, Woodlands, photography

Mat Hennek – Woodlands

 

Available as a photo book published by Steidl.

Watch also this interview with the artist to learn more about the idea behind the project