There are two gorgeous exhibitions that deserve your attention. They are different. The first one features killing photographs, the second – sculptures, installations and paintings. The first exhibition is held in London, while the second – in Berlin. But there’s one thing that unites them – they close on January 25.
Tim Walker’s photographs, which have graced the pages of magazines around the world for more than 15 years, are currently exhibited at Michael Hoppen Gallery. It’s a pure source of inspiration for other photographers, stylists, artists, and in general all representatives of creative professions, and people who are interested in photography. If you are among them – don’t waste your time and go to the gallery.
Wonderful People – this is the title of the show – will celebrate Walker’s portraiture. Framed on the wall, his images, whilst iconic and much-coveted on the pages of magazines, make a completely different impression.
Tim Walker prefers to use old analogue cameras to make many of his pictures, abstaining from the convenience of digital photography that is so popular today.
Gilbert and George, Alexander McQueen, Monty Python, Tilda Swinton… These are just a few of the names of the photographer’s famous sitters.
The second exhibition we’d like to tell you about is Process charts pLay at Barbara Wien, Berlin. Here Luca Frei, a Swiss artist, presents his new sculptures, installations and paintings. All of them refer to a simple drawing tool in plastic with geometrical cut out symbols, a common flowchart template.
What do these artworks mean? The artist is known for creating spaces that encourage free learning and emancipatory action. His works blur the boundaries between fine and applied arts and design.
Luca Frei uses drawing, collage, painting, performance, installation, video, and photography to create architectural interventions, interactive structures, and installations which are often adapted to a particular context or area. The works cover such topics as the flow of time, the interplay between the human body and surroundings, and the contrast between private and public spaces.