Art

Gregory Crewdson: Cathedral of the Pines

 

Cathedral of the Pines is the latest body of work by American fine art photographer Gregory Crewdson.  His photographs are both dramatic and cinematic. While his images often capture what appear as disturbing or surreal real-life events, they are in fact carefully staged and lit using motion picture film equipment and techniques.

This series, mark a time of transition for Crewdson, including the end of his marriage and a retreat from New York to a remote home and studio in western Massachusetts―a period of time during which Crewdson chose to remain socially withdrawn, instead committing to daily, long-distance, open-water swims and cross-country skiing on wooded paths. Cathedral of the Pines is named after one of these trails.

Father and Son, 2013 © Gregory Crewdson courtesy of the Gagosian Gallery

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The Motel, 2014 © Gregory Crewdson courtesy Gagosian Gallery

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Seated Woman on Bed, 2013 © Gregory Crewdson courtesy Gagosian Gallery

The Mattress, 2013 © Gregory Crewdson courtesy Gagosian Gallery

Beneath the Bridge, 2014 © Gregory Crewdson courtesy Gagosian Gallery

The Den, 2013 © Gregory Crewdson courtesy Gagosian Gallery

The Haircut, 2014 © Gregory Crewdson courtesy Gagosian Gallery

The VW Bus, 2014 © Gregory Crewdson courtesy Gagosian Gallery

The Shed, 2013 © Gregory Crewdson courtesy Gagosian Gallery

"Although it might be hard to tell, this picture was made under crazy winter conditions. It was below zero that day, and the wind was brutal. The house we were shooting in was really a summer lake cabin, and didn't have central heat. We had space heaters going in the room around the subject to keep her warm, but basically it was freezing in there. You can see on the windows further from camera, we left the ice on the inside of the glass. Neal from our art department had to keep scraping the ice off the other two so we could see through. The camera was positioned outside, and the battery kept freezing. And the camera crew was all huddled in a little group behind the camera, like chickens in winter.""Woman at Window," 2014, Digital Pigment Print, Image size 37 1/2 x 50 inches (95.3 x 127 cm), Framed size 45 1/16 x 57 9/16 inches (114.5 x 146.2 cm), Edition of 3, plus 2 APs. ©Gregory Crewdson

Woman at Window, 2013 © Gregory Crewdson courtesy Gagosian Gallery

Foreboding … Mother and Daughter, 2014 © Gregory Crewdson Courtesy Gagosian Gallery

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Woman at Sink, 2014 © Gregory Crewdson Courtesy Gagosian Gallery

The Drainpipe, 2014 © Gregory Crewdson Courtesy Gagosian Gallery

The Barn, 2013 © Gregory Crewdson Courtesy Gagosian Gallery

Gregory Crewdson: Cathedral Of The Pines is on show at The Photographer’s Gallery until 8 Oct 2017. http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk

Cindy Sherman – Untitled Film Still

Cindy Sherman is an American photographer and film director, best known for her conceptual portraits.

Sherman’s “Untitled Film Stills” (1977-80) is a series of 69 black and white photographs of the artist herself enacting various generic female film characters from 1950s, and 60s Hollywood, film nior and European art-house films. Her aim is not to recreate the scenes but to re-examine women’s stereotypical roles in history and contemporary society.

Cindy Sherman, 'Untitled Film Still #17' 1978, reprinted 1998

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Cindy Sherman, 'Untitled Film Still #53' 1980, reprinted 1998

All images Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures. © Cindy Sherman

 

 

Sandy Skoglund

Sandy Skoglund is an American photographer and installation artist. She creates surrealist images by building elaborate sets, furnishing them with carefully selected colored furniture and other objects, a process of which takes her months to complete. Finally, she photographs the set, complete with actors. The works are characterized by an overwhelming amount of one object and either bright, contrasting colors or a monochromatic color scheme.

THE COLD WAR 1999 Copyright Sandy Skoglund

SHIMMERING MADNESS 1998 Copyright Sandy Skoglund

WALKING ON EGGSHELLS 1997 Copyright Sandy Skoglund 

 

CATS IN PARIS 1993 Copyright Sandy Skoglund

BODY LIMITS 1992 Copyright Sandy Skoglund

GATHERING PARADISE 1991 Copyright Sandy Skoglund

SQUIRRELS AT THE DRIVE-IN 1991 Copyright Sandy Skoglund

THE GREEN HOUSE 1989 Copyright Sandy Skoglund

MAYBE BABY 1983 Copyright Sandy Skoglund

REVENGE OF THE GOLDFISH 1981 Copyright Sandy Skoglund

All images copyright of the artist: http://www.sandyskoglund.com/

Monette & Mady

Monette & Mady” by Swedish photographer Maja Daniels is a photo series about the Parisian identical twin sisters. They have lived their entire lives side by side. The two sisiters are not only dress identically,  have acted, modeled and performed together for most of their lives.

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Images source:

http://majadaniels.com/projects/monette-mady/

http://www.juxtapoz.com/news/photography/maja-daniels-monette-mady/

Kazuo Ohno

Kazuo Ohno, was a Japanese dancer and one of the pioneers of Butoh (“dance of utter darkness), the influential Japanese dance-theater form. With its playful and grotesque imagery, taboo topics, characters with whitened faces, its slow movements and physical distortions, Butoh was a reaction in part to the horrors World War II.

Ohno’s solo performances were irresistibly powerful. A humanist, he communicated the themes of the form through recognisable characters, most often flamboyantly female.

Ohno had continued to perform beyond his 100th year, until his death in 2010 at the age of 103.

Photo by Eikoh Hosoe

Photo by Eikoh Hosoe

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Saul Leiter

“I LIKE IT WHEN ONE IS NOT CERTAIN WHAT ONE SEES.” – SAUL LEITER 

Saul Leiter was an American artist and early pioneer of colour photography. With distinctive imagery suffused with painterly qualities.

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Postmen, 1952

Saul Leiter - Driver, 1950s - Howard Greenberg Gallery

Saul Leiter - Parade, 1954 - Howard Greenberg Gallery

Saul Leiter - Walking, 1956 - Howard Greenberg Gallery

“Don’t Walk” by Saul Leiter, 1952. Published in ‘Early Color’ (Seidl, 2006)

Saul Leiter - Lanesville, 1958 - Howard Greenberg Gallery

Saul Leiter - Paris, 1959 - Howard Greenberg Gallery

Saul Leiter - Harlem, 1960 - Howard Greenberg Gallery

Saul Leiter - Through Boards, 1957 - Howard Greenberg Gallery

Saul Leiter - Foot on El, 1954 - Howard Greenberg Gallery

Saul Leiter: Red Umbrella (1958)

liquidnight: Saul Leiter Shopper, 1953. From Saul Leiter (Steidl)Leiter’s Carol Brown, Harper’s Bazaar (1958)

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Saul Leiter Photography

 

All images © Saul Leiter, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

 

Sculpting Scent – ZUZA MENGHAM x LABORATORY PERFUMES

London based artist Zuza Mengham teamed up with British fragrance makers Laboratory Perfumes, created a series of unique scent-inspired sculptures. Transforming intangible aromas into solid objects, Mengham used coloured resin sculptures to represent five signature scents through form and colour.

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AMBER: Mengham envisions grassy, woody notes with green and red

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GORSE: Zesty Gorse is translated with pale yellows and pinks

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SAMPHIRE: Layers of indigo evoke oceanic Samphire

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TONKA: Slate powder creates a mottled base to represent the Tonka bean

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ATLAS: The brand new fragrance uses amber and ochre hues

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Images source: http://www.zuzamengham.com/#/lab-perfumes/

 

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