Margriet Smulders' intoxicating and smouldering flowers represent contradictions between the mind and the body, between science and intuítion, between dark and light, nirwana and samsara, modesty and voluptousness maybe all brought together by the heart. Her photographs are exposed to particular canvases such as metallic, Cibachrome, as well as water color paper, which give off the reflected illuminated look of a painting. Be sure to check out Margriet's previous feature from January 2013.
When we see photographs by the Belgian artist Dirk Braeckman installed in museums, we seem to be looking at photographs that aspire to the condition of painting. They are large — he likes them to be life-size. They are unglazed— he wants no interruption to the eye. They demand as slow an act of looking as any painting. They have the same richness and variety of tones of grey as works by Richter or Celmins.
Excerpt by Tony Godfrey, in: Painting Today, Phaidon, London / New York, 2009dirkbraeckman.be
Cia De Foto is a photo collective based in Sao Paulo, Brazil that was founded in 2003. What I admire the most about these photos is the simple, real, and raw nature of them all.
EK and Questsphere is proud to announce our new partnership, a brand new venture that will combine the best in art and app technology. Look forward to exciting new project announcements coming soon!