Archives for posts tagged ‘portrait’

Romaine Brooks

Romaine Brooks From top to bottom: La Veste en Soie Verte (1907), Renata Borgatti au Piano (or) Musical Inspiration (ca. 1920), White Azaleas (1910), Maggie (1904) “Amazons in the Drawing Room presents Brooks’s work in relation to early twentieth-century European society, and contemporary ideas about personal identity, class, and sexuality. The exhibition comprises four main sections: Portraits; Self-Portraits; Images of Ida […]

David Shoerner

David Shoerner Work from After Gerhard Richter, Betty, 1988. “Publisher and photographer Schoerner uses his camera as a tool in a conceptual art practice. In his serial project After Gerhard Richter, Schoerner plays upon the German painter’s photo-realist painting style by posing his sitters in homage to Richter’s painting of his wife Betty (1998). Richter’s original […]

Doug Rickard

Doug Rickard Work from A New American Picture. The older notions of photographers physically exploring their world may have in some ways come to pass. The Egglestons, Shores, Levitts, Winogrands ventured out with perhaps only the loosest intentions or framework of a “project” and allowed the world to provide. It is common now for artists […]

Jun Yang

Jun Yang Work from Paris Syndrome. “Jun Yang’s work reflects his background as an immigrant, an experience shared in various ways by millions of people in the age of globalisation. Born in China, but migrating to Europe as a child, the artist went through various stages of ‘naturalising’ himself, a process in which he discovered […]

Mary Flanagan

Mary Flanagan Work from Avatar Portraits. “Cyberspace is a socially – mediated construction, made clear through the use of avatars, or personal representations in virtual worlds. By putting ourselves into digital worlds, we lose the self and become one with virtual spaces’ new elements. It seems that an aspect of identity is released as an […]

Matthew Robert Hughes

Matthew Robert Hughes Work from (Un)Dress Yourself in My Love. “Matthew-Robert Hughes’s artistic practice is fundamentally concerned with the self as subject matter for the camera, and acts as a demonstration of the role of photographic technology in individual self-representation. Throughout his working practice, Hughes has continued to use ‘time’ as a tool to explore […]

Erica Allen

Erica Allen Work from Untitled Gentleman. “Untitled Gentleman is a series of fictional portraits created using anonymous faces from contemporary barbershop hairstyle posters combined with figures from discarded studio photographs. Through interventions in these found photographs, this work explores representations and constructions of identity in portraiture and appropriates value to images and individuals who are […]

Caroline Devries

Caroline Devries Work from Unknown Known and Templates. “My practice has evolved and is now principally focused on questioning the nature of the photograph, especially the photographic portrait, its physicality and its power of representation in the public as in the private sphere. I wish to explore the complexity and ability of the medium to deliver […]

Brea Souders

Brea Souders Work from Islands and Streams. “My work is concerned with private and individual psychologies, and with the human desire to deconstruct others in an attempt to understand them. I find the never-ending search for meaning to be a confusing and exhilarating experience. With each failed attempt, the world expands. In this project, I […]

Daniel Gordon

Daniel Gordon Work from Portrait Studio. “Brad Phillips – Hi Danny. Daniel? You just opened a show at Groeflin Maag Galerie in Zurich. I know you usually take a while to work on a single body of work – so what’s this body of work about? Daniel Gordon – Hey Brad. Yeah Danny is okay. […]