Gary Connolly is a self-taught photographer from Ireland. From a young age Connolly was involved in the creative industries working as a musician and later in graphics designing record sleeves combining his love of music and art. Over the years his passion for photography overtook all other creative urges and he now works solely in this medium. Connolly draws influence from his life and uses photography as a form of expressing thoughts and memories. His love of art history is evident in work that celebrates the style of both classical artists and his contemporaries. His exhibition Garden of Delight was a homage to the classic painters, writers and musicians that influenced him as a teenager. One particular piece ‘Ophelia’ started as a tribute to his art teacher who showed him the work of Millais. The idea formulated then it took three years to find the right location and further years to produce the image. The process brought to the surface some repressed memories of the tragedy and pathos of Connolly’s beautiful next door neighbor Angela who, at the age of 21, took her own life over a lost love. The overall impression combines beauty with deep sadness. (more…)
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One of Kate Moss earliest photoshoots also happened to be her most controversial. At the age of 16, Kate Moss posed for famous fashion photographer Kate Garner in nothing more than her underwear, a pair of ill-fitting high heels and a teddy bear.
Now 25 years later famous fashion photographer Kate Garner is offering her favorite photograph from this iconic shooting with Kate Moss for the first and the last time in a smaller size exclusively at 5 Pieces Gallery! We are offering this unique limited edition for you at an escalating scale starting at an incredible low price at $280, and increasing the price $10 with each print sold. The prints will be up for sale for a limited time from June 1 at 6 p.m. Central European Time (UTC+1) until June 3. The final edition size will be determined by amount sold within this time period with a maximum of 50 prints per edition. Limited one per household. (more…)
In her interview the incredible artist Jaya Suberg talks about her need to feel art, to get goosebumps from the impact and that is exactly what I feel when I view her hauntingly beautiful and emotive work. Suberg was born in 1956 and has been living in Berlin since 1980. Her passion began after starting a journal, not satisfied with holding memories by writing she began to use her photos, newspaper clippings and paintings. In this way her love of collage emerged. Later Suberg gained knowledge of digital manipulation, this united with her prolific photography (Suberg always carries a camera) was where she found her powerful signature style. She now mixes photography, drawing, paint and digital to produce complex, surreal aesthetic imagery.
With pure emotion Suberg creates work inspired by the melancholy and the transience of life, the spontanious expression of youth and the journey of life with all its mystery. This is work that is powerful, full of atmosphere with an instant, strong impact that draws you in and ensures you linger on the narrative. Dreams and reality are blended into one, dark themes and soft tones work in harmony. (more…)
Xue Wang is widely revered as a rising star of the contemporary art world, Wang’s new exhibition, entitled ‘Heebie Jeebies’, will be on display at South Molton Street’s Castle Fine Art gallery from Thursday 7th May until Sunday 24th May.
Combining old-school glamour with the fun and risqué attitude for which Wang is renowned, this new body of work explores her fascination with the supernatural and her uniquely light-hearted take on ghosts, sparked from other-worldly encounters she experienced during her childhood.
The collection continues to take inspiration from Wang’s reoccurring themes of Hollywood iconography, childhood paraphernalia and vintage memorabilia, but in these new works her distinctively elegant ladies are combined with ghostly companions.
Originally coined in Los Angeles, California, ‘lowbrow’ art describes an underground visual art movement, which has cultural roots in comics and street culture, and often portrays a sense of sarcasm, and sometimes mischievous humour. (more…)