Interview with the Portuguese photographer who explores the connection between individual and reality through a surrealistic black and white.
Can you introduce yourself? And how do you create your shots?
My name is Ricardo Reis and I’m an artist. When I started, I wanted to be a war photographer, but in my home country of Portugal, it’s very difficult to get the connections necessary to achieve that. Anyway, I was fortunate because I got an internship at a daily newspaper in Portugal. This activity led my work to being published in several major newspapers and magazines. Read more →
Human interactions and emotions represented through the deconstruction of space and colors, the inconsistency of outlines, and the indecipherability of bodies. The Kurdish artist Tishk Barzanji illustrations make use of surrealism and modernism to depict human figures within unreal and cinematic scenarios and interiors, who at the same time seem trapped in uneasiness and impasse. Read more →
We are working on our very first call. This time is a photo contest, so we will be selecting ten shots which theme should represent the concept “We are what we see”. The selected photos will be part of a gallery published on our blog and Instragram. To be featured: Read more →
“Why Have There Been No Great Female Artists?” was the title of a famous essay by the American Linda Nochlin, an essay that still has all its charm. It was 1971 and Nochlin, an art history teacher at Vassar College in New York, had thought of shedding light on one of the dark sides of her subject: the reason why the stage of visual arts had always been trodden, with a few rare exceptions, by male artists. Read more →
Interview with the italian photograher who in over forty years of professional activity, has documented the great female achievements and the social and political transformations of Italy and the world.
How did your career in photography begin? And what was it like for a woman to work in photography at that time?
My career started by chance. After attending the Arts High School and, for a brief period only, the Fine Arts Academy in Turin, the city where I was born in 1947, in 1968 I moved to Rome where I found a job as apprentice in a graphic studio. I was appointed to the darkroom and I met lots of photographers. Read more →
In the past few months, following the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #metoo movement that has been trending on social media ever since, the position of the woman in every aspect of society has been put under direct scrutiny in a new social and political light. Thanks to the newfound interest of the public in the subject and the countless stories highlighting the unhealthy chauvinistic culture that surfaced in the news and on social media, a not-so-quiet revolution has started taking place and transform our concept of the woman and her position in society. Read more →
Reinventing the ordinary to make it extraordinary. This is the aim of Winkowski’s video experimentations: to create animations which originate from the very specific aesthetic choice of working on immediate, simple and recognizable subjects. Read more →
The abstraction as a form of exploration and rediscovery. A style that deals with human experiences, seduces and fascinates the visitor. In Mattea Perrotta’s canvases female forms transmute into subtle geometrical arrangements, the warm and rich colours remind of personal issues such as unconscious, body and sexual desire. Read more →
Compositions poised between the dreamlike and the symbolic, surreal atmospheres and pastel hues. Marietta Varga’s images are delicate, simple and clean, where time seems to stand still and match with the memory size.