SIMON ROBERTS solo show
opening: January, Wednesday 6th 2013, 6.30 pm
WE ENGLISH text by Claudio Composti
Simon Roberts is a British photographer born in 1974, which has already won numerous awards and has exposed in important international museums. With the project “We English”, Simon returns to a project about identity, which follows the prevoius project “Motherland” (that had brought him to Russia). But this time, really, Simon does a ride in his “Earth Mother” ‘s, England. The sense of belonging to his culture is looked up in the story, through his shots, the customs of the English in their spare time. In “We English” we recognize a kind of “Britishness”,with a “pictorial cut”, which recalls representations of middle-class communities at rest, of late nineteenth-century taste, as in the Seurat’s paintings “La Grande Jatte” (1884) or “La Baignade à Asnière”(1883).
A country with old and strong traditions, which makes evident the close relationship between Man and Nature in which lives and prolifics. Research that makes Simon Roberts not only a photographer, but a careful and sophisticated “visual anthropologist”, which uses images to tell us about social rituals of ENGLISH. Maybe, of the Human Being
In collaboration with MC2 Gallery, Milano – Italy
The exhibition ”PIERDOM” by Simon Roberts, edited by Claudio Composti, will open on January 30th 2013 at MC2 Gallery, Milan. “WE ENGLISH” will almost open concurrently at PHOS, Multipurpose Center to Chieri TO. text by Claudio Composti: With Pierdom, Simon Roberts… Continue reading
PHOS has the pleasure of welcoming “Imaginary Homeland” a solo exhibition of Susanna Majuri, Finnish fine art photographer born in 1978, member of the internationally active Helsinki School artist group.
January, Saturday 18th, 2014 – 5.30 pm – at via Garibaldi 35bis CHIERI, To
Until February 28th, 2014
“My photographs can be seen as different places for emotions. I want to narrate feelings
like in novels. I photograph strangers, they invoke my desire, and I ask them to come with
me. I conceal my dreams and desires in images. Water paints with me, it merges the
people and the landscapes together. Feelings can be revealed, but remain hidden. You
can recognise these photographed places in your imagination. Mysteries will become your
secrets, and I want to take you into your dreams. Here, in the images, my protagonists
sing with tunes of joy and yearning. I borrow poet Tua Forsström: I said it was a dream,
because I wanted to stay.”
Fine art photographer Susanna Majuri (b. 1978) is known for magical images, where water is often a key element. Another recurrent theme in her works is the north both as a landscape and as a state of mind. Among other qualifications, Majuri graduated in 2007 with a Master of Arts from the University of Art and Design Helsinki, majoring in photography. She is a member of the internationally active Helsinki School artist group. Majuri’s works have been exhibited in numerous international joint and group exhibitions since 2005. She has had private exhibitions in, among other locations, the Finnish Museum of Photography (2010), the Museum of Photography in Charleroi, Belgium (2011) and the Sogn and Fjordane Museum of Fine Arts in Norway (2011). Her works are on display in several major public and private collections, both in Finland and abroad.
Download Susanna Majuri’s CV
Artist winner of the artist in residence at PHOS Multipurpose Center for Photography and Visual Arts in Chieri: Attila Floszmann Artists selected for the exhibition at Nopx: Attila Floszmann, Alessio Larocchi, Eleni Dori, Elisa Ferrari, Emiliano Biondelli, Francesco Vaccaro,… Continue reading
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