vendredi 9 septembre 2011

RAUL VEGA - PRESS RELEASE

ACCLAIMED PHOTOGRAPHER RAUL VEGA
PRESENTS classicNeoclassic, FIRST SOLO EUROPEAN SHOW

MINI-RESPECTIVE INCLUDES
PERSONAL WORK FROM 1970S THROUGH 2011

SHOW FEATURES NEW WORK
OF ARCHITECTURAL ABSTRACTIONS


Who: Acclaimed, award-winning photographer Raul Vega, who is based in Los Angeles. His work has appeared on covers and in the pages of Time, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Vogue, InStyle, Esquire, Glamour, The New York Times, and Andy Warhol’s Interview.

Vega, who studied architecture but made a quick turn to photography after college, has been perhaps best known for his portraits of celebrities, artists, atheletes, and other celebrated personalities. “Portrait photography for me is an organic process,” says Vega. “I have a starting point with a general idea of where I want to go. But I allow the happy accidents to occur when two people work together.”

What: “classicNeoclassic,” a show of unpublished personal work 1972 – 2011. The show of 18 images, available in limited-edition series of 20 each, will be Vega's first solo show in Europe. Image sizes range from 16 x 20” to 40 x 17”.

The show is a mini-retrospective of personal work since the early 1970s. There are portraits of Sharon Stone, Jim Carrey, and Demi Moore; artistically manipulated nudes and erotic images; and, most importantly, 10 pieces in Vega's new collection of manipulated abstracted architectural images.

The abstract images grew out of Vega's ongoing mastery of new digital techniques in photography (in the past, he has always developed, printed, and manipuled his images himself). Working with the latest advances in digital manipulation to create works of art, Vega returned to a favorite subject—architecture--as well as those photographic staples, shadows and light.

The texturally rich images depict shapes and images we recognize—buildings, people, birds—many of them bathed in the kind of sunlight that is unique to Southern California. The resulting images are more artistic than photographic—they create what feels like a memory or impression rather than a documentary artifact.

Where: The Salon de Lecture/Bibliothèque of Transacmer Immobilier, 19 rue du Bac, Paris 75007. Transacmer runs ongoing exhibitions to feature cutting-edge work by international artists. http://transacmer.blogspot.com/

When
: Opening reception Thursday, September 15, 7 pm – 10 pm.
The show runs September 16 through October 27

Exhibition space hours: Monday – Friday 11 am – 1:30 pm and 3 pm – 7 pm. Thursday the space stays open until 9 PM, and Saturday viewings can be arranged by appointment.

Transacmer Paris
01.42.60.52.10
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