Monthly Archives: March 2011

New Exhibition Opening in Verona, Italy.

My latest exhibition opens in Verona, this coming  Saturday, 2nd April 2011.  This is a follow-on of my previous show, and is a retrospective of the award winning artwork series “Romantica” and “Wrapped”.  I look forward to welcoming you to the show.

Foto-Verona, dream or reality?

Without any doubt whatsoever, Italy is far behind numerous other European Countries when it comes to the subject of photographic art.  The culture in Italy is such that contemporary arts in general lag behind, compared to the likes of U.K. France, Germany and Spain (to name but a few).  However, when we talk of photographic art, the situation is much worse, with photography generally not being perceived as an artform by most members of the Italian public.

There are many reasons for this, not least of all education at an early age, and of course culture as a whole, with fine arts in Italy being very  focused on historic tradition and the grand masters.  This however, is something that the Country would like to change, and efforts are being made to some extent, and art galleries specialising in Fine Art Photography can be found, albeit limited in number.  There is also also the Centre for International Photography (FORMA) based in Milan, which one could generally consider as comparable to the International Centre of Photography (ICP) in New York City.

This is a situation that to some extent also exists in Japan, although this said, Japanese people are huge fans of photography, simply once again, it has been slow to find recognition as an artform.  That is why the Tokyo Photo art fair, first launched in September 2009, was a major step forward in this domain, and despite some difficulty in finding financial support for the initial show, the 2010 show has gone on to be a major international success.

It is my belief that Italy would benefit greatly from hosting its own international photographic art fair and that such a show could and would prove to be a major success.  With this in-mind, I am developing a collaborative association between my one Company “Expo?Art”, and local Italian partners, with a view of establishing and hosting the very first “Fiera Internazionale  d’Arte Fotografica” in Verona, Italy.  Whilst at first glance Verona may not seem like an obvious choice, geographically it is excellently situated, sitting at approximately the half-way point between Milan and Venice, and with the advantage that the city itself is rich in culture and historical interest, notably the house and tomb of Juliet, from which Shakespeare’s famous play is derived.  Aside from this, Verona also benefits from the presence of the Scavi Scaligeri International Photography Museum, which is uniquely housed underground, amidst the remains of Roman stone roads and mosaic floors.

At this juncture, much depends upon the vision and support of the Regione del Veneto, but already a suitable venue has been identified, situated very near to the Verona Exhibition Centre, all within easy reach of Verona’s international airport.

This project is still in the early stages at this moment, but is evolving quickly, so watch this space for further updates. Additionally, feel free to comment here-under, as your input is greatly appreciated, especially if you happen to be an art gallery specialising in photography, and even more so if you habitually participate in the numerous international art fairs. Alternatively, if you would like to e-mail me directly, please feel free to do so.

Photography Funds Show Returns

Photography Funds have become a very popular concept of late, and indications are, they are performing well (better in0fact than most other art funds). Check-out this article from Art Market Monitor, which provides you a good basic insite: HERE

Aqua Viva

Aqua Viva ~ the series

Aqua Viva ~ the series

Aqua Viva ~ the series

Aqua Viva, is a celebration of female sensuality and sexuality.  Strongly erotic, whilst retaining an element of abstract, at times almost surreal quality.  This series of  15 artworks was produced in 2006, and each artwork is available in a limited edition of 4 (+2 a.p.), produced as an archival pigment print on Innova FibaPrint Ultra Smooth Gloss (285 g/m2) photographic paper.  Framed behind glass in a natural aluminum frame, perfectly complimenting the tonality of the print.  Alternative mounting/framing options are also available.

Each artwork is also individually available as a unique 1/1 (+ 1 a.p.) print on translucent Opaline, mounted and back-lit against an LED illuminated white-board, encased in an all aluminium frame.

Print size measures 120 cm (47.24″) x 90 cm (35.43″).  Signed, numbered and dated retro, with Certificate of Authenticity.

The full series can be viewed HERE.  Available internationally via my representatives, please contact me for additional information.

Romantica

Romantica ~ the series

Romantica ~ the series

Romantica ~ the series

Romantica is perhaps one of my most acclaimed series of artworks, having been captured in 2006, the series has since exhibited internationally, has been widely published and highly acclaimed, including an Honourable Mention Award in the 2008 IPA-Lucie Awards.  This series of works is synonymous with all of the elements for which my work has become known.  A depiction of female sensuality at its best, alluring and erotic with strong undertones of mystery.

A series of 15 artworks, each of which is available in a limited edition of 5.  Of these 5 editions, one is available as a unique 1/1 (+ 1 a.p.) print on translucent Opaline, mounted and back-lit against an LED illuminated white-board, encased in an all aluminium frame (HERE), with the 4 (+2 a.p.) other editions each available as chromogenic prints, surface mounted behind 4 mm Plexiglas, with 3 mm dibond to the rear.  Print size measures 120 cm (47.24″) x 90 cm (35.43″).  Signed, numbered and dated verso, with Certificate of Authenticity.

The full series can be viewed HERE.  Available internationally via my representatives, please contact me for additional information.

Art & Architecture

Art & Architecture ~ the series

Art & Architecture ~ the series

Art & Architecture is a coming together of two of the most commonly depicted subject matter throughout art history.  Namely, the female form and an architectural structure.

This series synergises these two most common subject matter, whilst also introducing an element of mystery and imagination, not to mention a strong sense of voyeurism.  The mystery woman in the window.  Who is she and why is she there?  Should you be looking?  Are you being drawn, even seduced into observing the forbidden?

Art & Architecture is a classic series that will without question, withstand the test of time as a true landmark series of works, encompassing all of the elements for which my artworks have become synonymous.

A series of 8 artworks created in 2006, each available in an edition of 10 (+2 a.p.).  Archival pigment prints on EPSON Premium Semimatte Photo Paper (10 mil).  Measuring 60 cm (23.6″) x 40 cm (15.75″). Mounted and framed to buyers specification. Signed, numbered and dated retro, with Certificate of Authenticity.

The full series can be viewed HERE.  Available internationally via my representatives, please contact me for additional information.

China Doll

China Doll ~ the series

China Doll ~ the series

China Doll ~ the series

China Doll, is a series of sepia toned artworks, with a specific focus on female beauty.  With a distinct air of romanticism, this series of works captures the beauty and form of the Oriental woman, whilst also retaining a strong element of mystery, perhaps even desire.  It’s for you to decide, but in whatever case, this is a classic series of works which will forever hold true to my unquenchable thirst to portray the beauty and sensuality of women.

A series of 18 artworks created in 2006, each available in an edition of 10 (+2 a.p.).  Archival pigment prints, measuring 80 cm (31.5″) x 60 cm (24″). Mounted and framed to buyers specification.  Signed, numbered and dated verso, with Certificate of Authenticity.

The full series can be viewed HERE.  Available internationally via my representatives, please contact me for additional information.

Sensuality & Desire

Sensuality & Desire ~ the series

Sensuality & Desire ~ the series

A series of 8 artworks created in 2006, each produced as an edition of 5 (+ 2 a.p.).  Once again, a series portraying female sensuality and sexuality with that added element of mystery.  Low-key lighting and captured motion-blur being key elements of this series and in keeping with my now widely acclaimed artistic style.

Black and white pigment prints on Bradford Rag Brilliant White (250 g/m2), framed and mounted within a traditional passe-partout.  Each print measures 80 cm (31.5″) x 60 cm (23.6″) and is signed, numbered and dated verso, with Certificate of Authenticity.

As published the December 2010 edition of Aesthetics Now Magazine.  The full artwork series can be viewed HERE.  Available internationally via my representatives.  For additional information, please contact me via e-mail.

Bath

Bath ~ the series

Bath ~ the series

A series of 15 artworks created in 2006, each produced as an edition of 10 (+ 2 a.p.).  Bath incorporates an element of abstraction amidst a strong sense of female sensuality .  A truly classic series, and very representative of my now well established and instantly recognisable style, with high-key and motion blur as distinct factors in this series.

Available as black and white pigment prints on Bradford Rag Brilliant White (250 g/m2), framed and mounted within a traditional passe-partout.  Each print measures 80 cm (31.5″) x 60 cm (23.6″) and is signed, numbered and dated verso, with Certificate of Authenticity.

The full series can be viewed HERE.  Available internationally via my representatives.  For additional information, please contact me via e-mail.

I Misteri di Venezia

I Misteri di Venezia ~ the series

I Misteri di Venezia ~ the series

I Misteri di Venezia ~ the series

I Misteri di Venezia is a unique series of fine art photographic works, produced in 2006.  There are a total of 50 works in the full series, all of which are to be published into a photographic book, which is scheduled for publication in 2012.  In the book, the images are printed along-side poems, with each poem inspired and written specifically to the image in question.  The entire series and the book publication have been produced as a Charitable effort, with proceeds benefiting the up-keep and maintenance of Venice, Italy.

Each of the 50 works in the total series, is available in a limited edition of 10 (+ 2 a.p.).  These are chromogenic prints, with 3mm dibond mounted to the rear.  Each print measures 50 cm (19.69″) x 40 cm (15.75″).  Each artwork is digitally signed recto and manually signed, numbered and dated verso.  A Certificate of Authenticity is provided.

The full series can be viewed HERE.  Available internationally via the artist’s representatives, please contact the artist for additional information.