Rodrigo Chapa is a Mexican artist who has worked with photography for 12 years. His strongly minimalist taste has its roots in his background in design and is revealed in his photographic work Ausentes, a game of shapes and sensuality.
The series refers to abstract expressionism and offers images characterized by abstract backgrounds and visual praise of the sensual body of a dancer, who never reveals her face, but gets lost in the strongly geometric composition. Capturing the movement and improvisation of the dancers, the artist places the emphasis on the physical manifestation of the subject, which becomes a work of art.
In this way, the body itself dematerializes assumes its own identity in the paradox of cancellation.
Some time ago we talked about Chantal Convertini‘s photography, her analogical, sensual and delicate shots, in which a perfect dialogue between light and human bodies is created.
Now the young photographer is ready to unveil her latest work: it is called Permeable Membrane, the first photographic book by Chantal Convertini that will be officially presented on November 29th in Basel.
Permeable Membrane seems to be the photographer’s response to the increasingly harsh restrictions on social media that prohibit nudity. The nude has always been part of her art and, for this very reason, for this project Chantal has decided to distance herself from the censorship imposed by the web, algorithms and limitations, creating something tangible and concrete.
The book contains a selection of shots taken in the last 4 years, some already known and others unpublished, which although they were taken at different times have surprisingly something in common.
I try to name it what it is that glues everything together the light the bodies the sad the strong it’s so easy to see that they have something in common
And while Chantal Convertini sought the elements in common, the chapters were born: The sad, The light, The body, The strong, and a story was also born.
“My images and the book talk about losing a love, the weight of its absence, it talks about the things you find when life is darkest, about how the light came back bit by bit, about the bodies that are the homes of all our emotions and about how being okay with yourself is the most priceless power you can attain.”
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Delicate shots, warm colours and kind words. These are the elements that characterize the aesthetics of Quietpoem, the project of the photographer and content creator Matilde Minauro. In her world poetry can be found in every little detail, in a little moved selfie, in a flower that blooms white as spring begins, on the ruins, roofs and streets of the city where she lives, Rome.
In each of her photographs, the elegance of a gesture, of an intimate pose in front of the mirror, of her tied hair or of a jewel or dress she wears. Hers is a personal diary made up of moments that she makes infinite, giving to conciliatory elements such as the waves of the sea, a wheat field that moves in the wind or a sunset on the colors of purple, even more calm, lightness and serenity.
When you flip through her shots the feeling is that you have to do it in silence, on tiptoe, not to move a comma of that world so quiet and perfect that we would like to live every day and that she began to tell when she shook her first camera in her hands, when she was only 8 years old.
We have selected some of her shots, but we advise you to follow her every day on her Instagram profile and don’t miss anything she posts to find some peace and quiet.
Art always had the ability to reinvent itself, to rediscover itself, to quote itself and glorify itself. Even more so in our era of crisis of modernity and advanced capitalism, characterized by the intrusiveness of advertising, internet, and social networks.
Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov seems to know all this and his intuition is the result of the unscrupulous and ironic reuse of the most disparate sources, classic and pop, in a continuous mix of high content and mass culture.
In his “Daily Life of Gods“ series, Kondakov merges figures of classic paintings and photographs of urban locations with such care that lights and shadows combine naturally and the two worlds magically meet.
Half-naked female figures taken from the paintings of Frederic Leighton and Herbert James Draper dance among the neon lights of a disco, John William Waterhouse‘s Cleopatra is lying between the shoeboxes of a streetwear shop, or protagonists of a painting by William-Adolphe Bouguereau watch us from behind the window of a bar.
A new life. A new moment.
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