Featured Curator: Justin Ruckman
The cityscapes and industrial vignettes of Valerio D’Ospina are at once weighted with melancholy and alive with motion and energy. The italian-born artist demonstrates a refined technique that incorporates his distinctive emotive aesthetic with a masterful appreciation of the classic traditions.
“From a height of three meters, porcelain figurines are dropped on the ground, and the sound they make when they hit trips the shutter release. The result: razor-sharp images of disturbing beauty—temporary sculptures made visible to the human eye by high-speed photography technology. The porcelain statuette bursting into pieces isn’t what really captures the attention; the fascination lies in the genesis of a dynamic figure that replaces the static pose. In contrast to the inertness of the intact kitsch figurines Klimas started out with, the photographs of their destruction possess a powerfully narrative character.” (text from martin-klimas.de)
Pictures from Juxtapoz Magazine