Kathrin Linkersdorff – ‘Wabi Sabi’

Kathrin Linkersdorff – Wabi Sabi

 

Kathrin Linkersdorff’s series ‘Wabi Sabi’ – “portraits of withered flowers standing out from a deep black where only the shine that radiates from their colours, bestow them with a beauty which, at the height of their bloom, they perhaps never possessed, and thus appear to be more alive than ever.

The series focus is on the relationship between shine and darkness in a search for the play of shadows that literally unfolds between the colours and forms of the image. The space in-between is the true bearer of meaning. When we look at the photographs, Kathrin Linkersdorff empowers us to immerse ourselves in a WabiSabi process”.

“…Lacquerware decorated in gold is not something to be seen in a brilliant light, to be taken in at a single glance; it should be left in the dark, a part here and a part there picked up by a faint light.” (Jun’ichirō Tanizaki, essay “In Praise of Shadows”)

Source – extracts from article by Daniela NicklasArt historian M.A, translated from German by Dr. Helen Adkins

Kathrin Linkersdorff – Wabi Sabi

 

 

Clark et Pougnaud – ‘Eden’

Clark (photographer) and Pougnaud (painter) series ‘Eden’ – still lifes from the imaginary garden created with small pieces of nature in front of a painted canvas. The poetic vision of the French artists with references to pictorial and surreal expressed with combined techniques of staging, photography and painting, to capture the rhythm of nature in each season as part of the constant but ephemeral circle of rebirth.

Clark et Pougnaud – Eden

 

Jocelyn Lee – ‘The Appearance of Things’

Jocelyn Lee – The Appearance of Things

 

Jocelyn Lee’s series ‘The Appearance of Things’ – “ongoing examination of the physical world. Encompassing and fusing still life, portrait and landscape genres, the works depict bodies enmeshed in an ephemeral environment. The female forms are submerged in water or dappled in sunlight, counterpointed with contemporary memento mori of vivid and painterly still lifes of rotting flowers and glistening fruit. Collectively, the works offer a melancholy yet unsentimental reflection on life’s transitions through stages of birth, blossoming and death.” (Huxley Parlour Gallery)

 

Jocelyn Lee – The Appearance of Things

 

Jocelyn Lee – The Appearance of Things

 

To learn more about the artist’s thoughts behind the series and the process of making it, watch Jocelyn Lee in conversation with Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Catherine Troiano, for the opening of ‘The Appearance of Things’ at Huxley-Parlour Gallery in April 2018.

 

Petros Koublis – ‘In dreams’

Petros Koublis‘ series ‘In dreams’ – “There are limits to our perception, therefore we are not able to fully perceive what is essentially mind-independent, free of form, shape and definition. We are bound to keep addressing a mental version of reality, limited within the confines of our understanding. Through Mythology the human spirit could philosophically approach those remote areas of a system much bigger than what we are able to perceive. As if through Myths, our spirit is able to overcome the boundaries of the mind and expose our intuition to a much greater reality, letting us lift the veil for a moment and feel what lies underneath. These primordial narratives are not attempting an interpretation of the unknown, but they offer an accumulation of the human experience, they talk about the history of the Psyche, the age-long dreams of young humanity. Then, in the form of a lucid dream, they reveal the archetypes that connect us with the most distant areas of our spirit, where the seeds of our evolution were first planted into the fertile soil of imagination. Beauty can be applied both to the visible and the intelligible world, without losing its perceptible attributes…”

Petros Koublis – In dreams

 

Source – artist statement.

 

Sybren Vanoverberghe – ‘2099’

Sybren Vanoverberghe – 2099

 

Sybren Vanoverberghe‘s series ‘2099’ – “images of remembrance linked to my perception on the constant evolution of history and its repetitive character. Deconstructed places and manipulated icons are working on an associative basis to create a new overview of the present. I am experimenting with what is staged and what is not and how a photographer can interfere in the landscape by working on an underlying lyricism in the images. The work can both be seen as a prophecy for the future as well as a desire to the past. Some photographs are taken by chance and close to home, other were chosen to photograph on fixed historical locations and metropoles.”

Sybren Vanoverberghe – 2099

 

Sybren Vanoverberghe – 2099

 

The series is published in a book by Art Paper Editions and can be viewed here

Source – artist statement.

 

Miho Kajioka – ‘As It Is’

Miho Kajioka’s series ‘As It Is’  – capturing the passage of time inspired by Japanese aesthetics of the empty space and the concept of fleeting, fragile beauty of the changing seasons.

“These fragments of my life, from various periods and against changing backdrops, are not so different from each other, and the differences that remain aren’t important. Happiness, sadness, beauty and tragedy only exist in our minds. Things are just as they are.”

Miho Kajioka – As It Is

 

In the spring, cherry blossoms,

In the summer the cuckoo,

In autumn the moon, and in

Winter the snow, clear, cold.

Zen monk Dogen

 

Source – artist statement.

 

 

Alessandro Vasapolli – ‘DéVoilées’

 

“Photographs should be like memories: a little imprecise, to leave room for the imagination of the beholder”

 

Alessandro Vasapolli – DéVoilées

 

Alessandro Vasapolli’s series ‘DéVoilées’ – painting the aura of female mystery.

27 female portraits from behind where layers of veils that “appear to drop from the sky, pierced by a gleam that alights and overflows like water on a riverbank” evoke the imagination of the viewer … “And we immerse ourselves in an emotional universe, it is incumbent on us to weave threads together. Our task is to lift the veils, to search for a secret path, an unveiling.” (Valerio Consonni)

 

Alessandro Vasapolli – DéVoilées

 

The images are without post-production and are published in a book.

 

Florian Richter – ‘Alps’

Florian Richter‘s series ‘Alps‘ – “In my still, deserted images, I see myself as following in the tradition of romantic landscape painters. I always strive to capture rhythm and structure, to portray the qualities of a landscape, which do not so much concern to recognizability or topography of a place but rather it appearance. The light shapes content and structure. This is the fundamental precondition for my work.

Florian Richter – Alps

 

I´m not aiming to document the reality and what there is, but instead I focus on the vision and the idea of landscape that we carry within us. In other words, these photographic events are not a portrayal of reality, but rather the draw individual perception into the heart of my interest. My pictures are painting, drawing and photography in one. They are that which seem them leads us to find in ourselves.

The series ‘Alps’ is ongoing, started in 2010″

Florian Richter – Alps

 

Special thanks to the photographer for the statement.

 

Camilla Anne Jerome – ‘Anhedonia’

Camilla Anne Jerome’s series ‘Anhedonia’ – “My perception is real. Across these layers of grief and guilt, I search for more than just answers to endless questions. Pain radiates throughout my every fiber yet, you cannot see it. I am dismissed by each doctor as pleasure is overshadowed by my condition. Through the evolution of acceptance, I reclaim my body only to be left with Anhedonia*.”

 

Camilla Anne Jerome - Anhedonia

Camilla Anne Jerome – Anhedonia

 

Camilla Anne Jerome - Anhedonia

Camilla Anne Jerome – Anhedonia

 

Camilla Anne Jerome - Anhedonia

Camilla Anne Jerome – Anhedonia

 

Source artist statement.

*People who experience anhedonia have lost interest in activities they used to enjoy and have a decreased ability to feel pleasure.

 

Petr Lovigin – ‘My Louis’

Inspired by fairy tales and dreams Petr Lovigin sends in his series ‘My Louis‘ the icon of American jazz, Louis Armstrong, as a fictional character, to imaginary journey over mythological Russian landscape. Printed on background of books with Tibetan prayer symbols, the artist travels the young musician with a suitcase and the beloved trumpet in hands into a universe far away from the everyday life playing his most famous song to remind us after all ‘What a Wonderful World’ it is.

Petr Lovigin – My Louis