Tuesday, November 1, 2011

►Evgen Bavcar -The blind photographer

►Evgen Bavcar is an art photographer and he is completely blind. Born in 1946 in a small Slovenian town near Venice, he lost both eyes before he was twelve in two consecutive accidents. Four years later, he lay his hands on a camera for the first time, to take a snapshot of the girl with whom he was in love: as he recalls, "The pleasure I felt then resulted from my having robbed and fixed on a film something that did not belong to me, I secretly discovered I could possess something that I could not see…"
Bavcar's work addresses the relations between vision, blindness and invisibility: "My task is the reunion of the visible and the invisible worlds, photography allows me to pervert the established method of perception amongst those who see and those who don't."

Bavcar's artistry isn't in taking photographs: clearly, he has no way of judging the quality of his own work, or even of developing it. He must be assisted by some very talented helpers. But even so, his artistry seems to be in prosaically describing his work, putting visual beauty into the context of blindness. Unlike most artists, his art is in the commentary of his work.

Monday, October 17, 2011

►Ma Liang Maleonn - Chaotic photography

►Ma Liang aka Maleonn, born in Shanghai, China in 1972. He is a graduate of the Fine Arts College of Shanghai University where he studied graphic design.This talented Shanghai based photographer has gained a kind of cult following because of his fable-like photographs. His images, in color and black and white, are often created with props, actors and a strange mix of hues, colors and theatrical sets. 

"The physical outward world is more and more complicated and chaotic. In such a ridiculous age shaped by plastic values, lots of things that are profound and noble are becoming doubtful. I'm trying to use my own way to reorganize this age in my eyes. I'm dancing with the music of the times exaggeratedly and ludicrously, even a little artificial. But, that is our irresistible fate. All that is just the plastic feeling surface. During the process of building up the work, what supports me is still the self-thinking and inspections towards the human being as an individual.
My work is my inner world. The moments in my works really have been existed in my fantasy. Sometimes I painted them one day before shooting. I painted so quickly even surprised myself sometimes. They are so clear in my mind that every detail exists there. I'd love to imagine and thinking all the day. I believe that I have a complete world inside my heart. With my 30 years growing, this world is being constructed more and more complicated. What I'm doing is to turn the images of this world into reality, that's all."

►Lou Ros - Non aesthetic painting

►Lou Ros, 26, began painting at the age of 17. Based in Paris, France, he started with graffiti for fun with friends which soon became a real addiction to him. His art represents the visible and not so visible worlds. With paint brush in his hands colors fly, dance and rejoice with pleasure and passion. Learning to paint without going through an art school, Lou felt the limits of his street art, admitting himself that:
"There is an ethics of aesthetic beauty and repetition that eventually bores me. Painting beautiful is boring, while making a painting that has strength is quite another thing. So I started painting at home. "

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