The Palette Pages is thrilled to introduce the art and interview by Art-Rooms selected artist Simone Rosti
Self taught or art school?
If you could own one work of art what would it be?
An artwork of Maurizio Cattelan, it’s not important which one.
How would you describe your style?
I think to be a “not” photographer in the usual sense of the term, but an artist who uses the photography as a painter uses a brush or as a writer uses the word. Essentially, I think I am a conceptual artist who uses photography.
It was not easy to make others understand my art. Sometimes I have been considered as questionable technical photographer. Sometimes a photographer monothematic …The truth is that I do not care about the result and aesthetics of my work. I simply capture fragments of reality and I emphasize them up to the state of mind where I am. The results are my artworks with their imperfections, their misunderstandings, their incompleteness: our life. I never conceived shooting as a technical exercise where everything was balanced in search of perfection. Simply it was not my purpose. Conversely I found in imperfection and movement the key to my expression.
Over the next few weeks The Palette Pages will be featuring interviews with artists selected for Artrooms. Set within the elegance and glamour of the Meliá White House, ARTROOMS is an interactive showcase of today’s most thought-provoking, mind-bending and awe-inspiring artists, carefully selected from across the globe by a panel of leading industry experts, art critics and buyers. Selected artists are invited to exhibit for free. This is London’s unique opportunity to come and scout art news and trends from all over the world.
We are delighted to introduce the art of Chris Horner.
Sculptor Adam Warick Hall caused a stir at the last FLUX Exhibition, selling two of his incredible works before the doors even opened. FLUX Exhibition is delighted to welcome him back to the next event at Chelsea College of Arts in April 2018. Read about his work and inspiration below:
Self taught or art school?
My mother was a sculptress, she carved in wood and used clay so I used to learn a little from her as a child but after leaving school I undertook a specific Fine Art Foundation course at Ravensbourne College in Kent and the completed a specific Sculpture Degree course at The Winchester School of Art.
This included a Term and a bit at the HDK (Hoch Schule der Kunste) in Berlin. I then went on to work as a sculptor in Shepperton and Pinewood studios for Film and TV where I learnt to work with an amazing array of different materials.
FLUX Exhibition is delighted to be exhibiting the striking work of artist Fraser Renton at Chelsea College of Arts 12th – 15th April 2018. Read about his work and inspirations below:
As far back as I can remember I have always had a love for linear geometrics and colour field paintings. I see the world we live in a place full of linear-geometric constructions with enhanced colour vibrancies. My fascination for both these art forms has inspired me for many years, from great artists such as Piet Mondrian, Wassily Kandinsky, Ilya Bolotowsky, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. I feel that many of the works from these fine artists represent some of the most intellectually fascinating and visually stimulating geometric and colour field art ever conceived.
I love abstract in all forms but Digital, Geometric, Hard Edge and Minimalist are what fascinates me the most. Colour field plays a huge part in my experimentation and creation. Focusing on multiple colours, sharp lines, three dimensional shapes and multi layered optical illusions, I prepare my visions digitally, using colour fields and multiple layers, before transferring these creations to ‘one-off’ original pieces. Using acrylic paints on canvas, birch-ply or aluminium surfaces, for me there needs to be an edge to the works, whether that be using gradients, texture or subtleties in the colour. For works that are resin coated, this extra element protects the finished pieces from moisture, heat and physical stress.
Join me next week in seeing the incredible work of Diogo Duarte. I am exceptionally privileged to own a piece of his incredible art, which hangs in pride and place within my living room. Come along I promise you will not be disappointed.
London-based Portuguese photographer Diogo Duarte is reinventing the way portraiture can be built into the very essence of a person’s home by putting client self-discovery at the heart of interior design. By combining uniquely personal stories with his lavish and innovative artistic vision, Diogo creates ‘psychological portraits’ that are one of a kind works of art bringing to life what matters most to his clients.
According to Duarte, “My images are my client’s emotions, hopes and dreams splashed on a wall. They are interventions in living environments that provoke conversations about the personality and life story of the person in the portrait”. Internationally renowned photographer David LaChapelle has called Duarte’s work “vibrant, exciting and emotionally powerful”.
We are delighted to show you the incredible work of Italian photographer Silvia Berton. Berton once worked as a model but quickly became more creative behind the camera than in front of one. Her work although often minimal is full of character, strength and narrative. Images that make you want to linger, reflect upon and soak up their visual impact. There is an imaginative almost otherworldly effect that leaves a long-lasting impression. Berton’s compositions set an atmosphere that is beguiling, that draws you in to a story that you are yet to understand. When looking at her work you feel like you have fallen into someone elses dream, its real without reality, it’s mysterious and passionate and almost always leaves you without telling you the ending.
This is such beautiful, striking work thank you Silvia for sharing with us.