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Hans-Peter Feldmann

100 Years . 2001

Hans-Peter Feldmann . 100 Years . 2001 (4)

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This series consists of 101 portraits of people aged between eight weeks and one hundred years old. All the people photographed belong to Feldmann’s family or circle of friends. They are clear, black and white photos, highly contrasted and full of half-tones, in which the subjects are centred in the photo, posing for the photographer. Underneath each photo is the first name and the age of the subject: Elisa, 17; Boris, 18; Nora, 19; Tim, 20; Barbara, 21; etc. Continue reading Hans-Peter Feldmann

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Jennifer Packer

April, restless . 2017

April, restless . 2017

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Packer’s figurative paintings are marked by a powerful quietude. Each canvas reads as a self-contained world, its subject emerging from or dissolving into its surroundings. She presents those who sit for her—usually family members and friends— with compassion, foregrounding their individual autonomy and carefully guarding their integrity. Continue reading Jennifer Packer

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Simon Roberts

Diamond Jubilee Celebration, Craven Vale Estate, Brighton . 2012

Diamond Jubilee Celebration, Craven Vale Estate, Brighton . 2012

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Of his work David Chandler, Professor of Photography at University of Plymouth, has said: “Roberts’s work presents the viewer with complex relationships between people and places and incongruous juxtapositions of history and contemporary culture that create gentle ironies and underlying tensions across the images. Continue reading Simon Roberts

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Francis Bacon

Figure with meat . 1954

Francis Bacon . Figure with meat . 1954

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Bacon and Giacometti both take the human figure as their main point of artistic reference. Both occupy themselves with the fragmented and deformed body. Moreover, they devote themselves to portraiture and the depiction of human individuality in an almost obsessive manner. Both claimed to be “realists,” while exploring new extremes of abstraction. Continue reading Francis Bacon

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Melanie Smith

Parres Trilogy . 2004-2005

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Parres is a small town on the outskirts of Mexico City, halfway to Cuernavaca. It is a town in passing that has left immutable and imperceptible traces on the highway.The series is composed of three videos transferred from 35mm film, Each performative action in each film coincides with one roll of film. Continue reading Melanie Smith