Kewenig Galerie: [12 ROOMS]
Room 3. From 01.03.2022 to 01.04.2022. Brüderstraße 10, Berlín.
Images: Lepkowski Studios
First Collection Of Nude And Portrait
37/37 images | 26×26 cm | Gelatin Silver Prints | 2019-2021
This 37 images project, pretends through each one of the pieces, and by using a concrete and unifying aesthetic, pursue what each of the models and their bodies can provide in a plastic standard, regardless if each piece can be framed in what we traditionally know as a nude or a portrait.
The images explore the capability of bodies developing shapes and volumes, the possibility of each piece being able to create a self-sufficient unit with its own plasticity and capable of convey to the viewer no matter if the facial expresion of the model is visible or not. A pursue on the feeling that the body constructs something that goes beyond the portraiture or the nudity.
For that reason I isolated the bodies against a plain background of rather their own skin tone or the opposite, with a balanced and unifying lighting, providing an aesthetic in which contrast has an extremely important value, a research of pure blacks and whites with a very low range of greys, creating images that lose their body-documentary features and enter an unreal and coerced body plasticity.
Therefore, they must be conceived only as shapes, volumes, contrast, an amalgam of invasive black and white tones that provoke something on whoever faces them.
Red Studies On Still Life
9/9 images | 30×25 cm | Gelatin Silver Prints | 2019
Still lifes are an artistic field that allows infinite possibilities and malleability to compose. This series aims to be a first approach to this genre as I understand it, a study about the formal and compositive levels that allows. There is no kind of narrative intention on it, but an aesthetic research using red tones as a catalyst.
Gold Studies On Landscape
6/6 images | 39x27cm | Gelatin Silver Prints | 2019
In this series I worked for the first time with sulfide and gold toners, applied here on landscape scenes in which the moon overlaps other elements creating a dreamlike orangish atmosphere.