December 21st, 2007
Man Ray was a young American photographer/artist from Philadelphia who met Marcel Duchamp in 1915 and was so impressed by DaDa that he moved to Paris after WWI ended. He joined the Surrealists movement while working as a professional photographer and developed new darkroom effects such as studio setups with moving lights, beams of light, solarization, the reversal of tonal complexities, distortion, multiple exposures, and cameraless prints that he called rayographs.
What Man Ray was searching for were new interpretations of time and space in visual perception. One term that he did NOT like used to explain his work was “experimental”.
December 8th, 2007
Floria Sigismondi (born 1965 in Pescara, Italy) is a photographer and director. Apart from her art exhibitions she is best known for directing music videos for Christina Aguilera, Muse, Billy Talent, Interpol, The White Stripes, David Bowie, Sigur Rós, Sheryl Crow, The Cure, Björk, Amon Tobin, Marilyn Manson, Living Things and Incubus. Her trademark dilating, jittery camerawork, noticeable as early as her video for Manson’s “The Beautiful People”, has been replicated by a great number of directors since.
December 6th, 2007
Alex Katz is an American figural artist associated with the Pop art movement. In particular, he is known for his paintings, sculptures, and prints.