Momentum Fine Art is proud to announce an exhibition by Maria Svarbova at the Leica store in Miami. Opening will be on the 28th September until the 30th November. More news to follow
Momentum is proud to announce a new artist Cristina Coral. A self taught photographer based in Trieste Italy.
Momentum Fine Art is proud to represent Akira Takaue.
Dr. Akira Takaue is an International Award-Winning Fine Art Photographer, working for not only architectural photography as a professional architectural photographer but also various international huge construction projects worldwidely such as long-span cable supported bridges and relevant mega architectures as an architect and professional engineer. And has completed a Doctoral Degree (Dr.Eng., Ph.D.) in Structural Mechanics specialized in bridges and architectures, being involved with academic activity for such the fields in various international educational establishment and conferences.
For international photographic competition, MATRIX SERIES utilizing Flat-Plain Images won 1st place winner of the category of architecture in INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS and MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS, etc and won 2nd place winner of Japan Category at SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS; he has been world widely given high marks in the various international photographic competition.
Besides, not only the MATRIX SERIES but also PORTAL SERIES, SKYLINE SERIES, BRIDGE SERIES, etc, various fine art concepts regarding photography of architecture and civil structures have received internationally high values and marks; present day, he is in active as a professional architecture/civil structure photographer for contributionof various articles with his photography to domestic and foreign photographic magazines, for holding solo-exhibition in commercial galleries mainly in Tokyo and also for assignment as an independent curator of various international photographic competition.
世界規模の国際写真コンテストでは、2013年に発表した「フラットプレーンイメージ」を駆使した「マトリックスシリーズ」がインターナショ ナルフォトグラフィーアワード（米国：ニューヨーク・カーネギーホール）での建築写真総合部門・最優秀賞を受賞、モスクワインターナショナルフォトアワー ド（ロシア）での建築写真総合部門・最優秀賞を受賞、さらにはソニーワールドフォトグラフィーアワード日本部門賞２位受賞等、世界中で数々の賞を受賞し高 い評価を受けている。
Maria Svarbova: Solo exhibition at Bologna Italy Leica store. Feb 9th-Mar 9th 2017
Siamo fieri di annunciare il vernissage della mostra "Swimmingpool" di Maria Svarbova all'interno del nostro store. Durante la serata potrete conoscere l'autrice e vedere un estratto di 10 immagini di questo magnifico lavoro.
In the Swimming Pool is Maria's largest series yet, originating in 2014 and continuing to develop to date. Sparked by a hunt for interesting location, her fascination with the space of public swimming pools contributed to developing her visual style. Sterile, geometric beauty of old pools set the tone for these photographs. Each of them pictures a different pool, usually built in the Socialist Era, in various locations in Slovakia. There is almost cinematographic quality to the highly controlled sceneries that Maria captures. The figures are mid-movement, but there is no joyful playfulness to them. Frozen in the composition, the swimmers are as smooth and cold as the pools tiles. The colours softly vibrate in a dream-like atmosphere. Despite the retro setting, the pictures somehow evoke a futuristic feeling as well, as if they were taken somewhere completely alien. There is no disturbing emotion, there is no individuality in their stillness. The artificial detachment, created by Maria's visual vision, allows unique visual pleasure, unattainable in real life.
Maria Svarbova was born in 1988 in Slovakia. Despite studying restoration and archeology, she found a medium for her artistic expression in photography. Since 2010, she has focused on developing her own photographic language, quickly gaining international recognition. Amongst awards, solo and group exhibitions, her work has been featured in Vogue, Guardian, Instagram, and many other publications. Highlights of her commercial work include commission for promotional poster displayed at the Taiwanese landmark, 101 skyscraper.
Maria has developed a distinctive style early on – departing from traditional portraits to focus on experimentation with space, colour and atmosphere. Her interest in architecture and public spaces, usually build in the Socialist era, led her to create unique sceneries. Human body in Maria's photographs is more or less a prop, without individuality or emotions. As part of careful composition, beautifully alien figures create still, dream-like scenes with ordinary objects. There is a silent tension, the drama is hidden under clean, smooth surface. Even in her more ornamental, nostalgic works there is a sense of cold detachment. Everyday actions such as sports or doctors visit are frozen in a moment and through Maria's eyes, given a new meaning. Soothing pastels, geometry and visual purity give a sense of otherworldly order, undisturbed visual pleasure that is unattainable in real life. Through her photographs, Maria stops the time and shares her vision: she is not afraid to address the loneliness and isolation, nevertheless she chooses to celebrate its still, calm beauty.
Momentum Fine Art: Mentioned in Art and Auction magazine
Momentum Fine Art is proud to represent Formento + Formento
Formento & Formento known for their romantic and stylish photographs that explore in -desaturated, cinematic scenes - themes of love, longing and the burden of memory. Their style reveals a fascination with mood and texture, and a sense of place figures prominently.From America, Cuba, Mexico, India to Japan they blend fervent passion for photography and film with a lasting love for one another.
BJ Formento was born in Hawaii and grew up in the Philippines. After studying photography at the Academy of Arts and UC Berkeley , he moved to New York and worked with Mary Ellen Mark, Annie Leibovitz, Eugene Richards and Arnold Newman. Since 2001, he has shot for a host of publications and advertising clients while developing his art photography work.
Richeille Formento was born in London and attended the prestigious Central St. Martins College of Art before working as an art director in the fashion industry.
Formento & Formento entered the Fine Art scene in 2009 with their first series, Circumstance: American Beauty Down on Bruised Knees. Embarking on a road trip from New York to Los Angeles, the Formentos travelled through twenty‐five states, photographing the women they found along the way, often recruited the same day as the shoot. Referencing classic American paintings and cinema, Circumstance embodies the combined American visions of both BJ and Richeille. Capturing a country during uncertain times, their dramatically lit subjects are transformed into heroines and femme fatales caught in intense moments of emotion and reflection.
Formento & Formento known for their romantic and stylish photographs that explore in -desaturated, cinematic scenes - themes of love, longing and the burden of memory. Their style reveals a fascination with mood and texture, and a sense of place figures prominently. From America, Cuba, Mexico, India to Japan they blend fervent passion for photography and film with a lasting love for one another.
Their work has convoked a passionate following in a short time with representation and exhibitions that span the globe. From Robert Klein Gallery in Boston to Fahey Klein Gallery LA,
Bonhams NYC, Corso Como Gallery Milan. Permanent collections with International Center for Photography NYC, Currier Museum and Lewben Museum. More recent is their foray in filmmaking won them accolades at Cannes Film Festival 2016 and raising funds for International Rescue Committee with their short film "The Voyage" that drew thousands of people during Art Basel Miami Beach 2015. Vogue Italia, is a continuous supporter of their work, featuring them monthly on Vogue.it. In September 2013 the Formentos celebrated the release of their first art tome, Circumstance, published by YK Editions, accompanied by a short documentary on their work shown at the Pompidou Museum in Paris and their 2nd book published in 2015 entitled “Cinematic Chronicles”. Their increased presence in the international art fair circuit includes Paris Photo, AIPAD, The Armory Show, Photo Shanghai, Art Silicon, Art Miami, Art Wynwood and Photo London.
“As outside observers, the Formentos’ stylized images explore the dichotomies that embody modern Japan— blurring the aesthetics between tradition and the ultra modern, fantasy and reality. The captivating tableaus exude a sense of tension, melancholy, and a quiet unease. Each image from Japan Diaries exists as if it were a still taken from a noir Japanese film, each solitary figure yearning for something unknown.” — David Fahey
“In the Japan Diaries they arrived as outsiders, bringing with them rich impressions accumulated from Japanese art and cinema, but possessing keen fresh eyes hungry for the exotic aesthetic contrarieties of this ancient yet ultramodern culture. They move between traditional geisha looks and pop and punky fashions, between the rigorous formality of temples and the neon lit pop of commercial streets, between the serenity of Zen gardens and the tension of kinbaku or rope bondage, between ikebana and commercial packaging. In some scenes we experience a hint of the sort of sexual energy in the films of Nagisa Oshima, In the Realm of the Senses and Empire of Passion—but here there is no resolution, only an allure that inspires longing for something strange and unknown. Everywhere there are hints of what might link these images, but the movie only happens in your head and it can be different every time. Real life happens in motion like cinema. Dreams, bounded only by the imagination, begin in stills.” —Glenn O’Brien
Art Handling for Swedish Gallery " Humans since 1982" work titled " A Million Times"
New work from artist Maria Svarbova from the "Swimming Pool series"
Installation in Hollywood ( Dolby Theatre ) with Fine Art Solutions. 22 works by TJ Scott and Dennys Illic for Cinematic Pictures Group Los Angeles.
Shipped 3 artworks of work by Reka Nyari ( Geisha Ink) to a client in New Zealand. Framing by our partners at Fine Art Solutions ( Los Angeles)
Thanks to the Sarah at Arch. Installion of 144 kids artwork and other frames at Miami Childrens Hospital. Installers Rodolfo Queseda, Juan Uribe, Alberto Hernandez
A great week in berlin: Berlin Art week: Berliner Liste Art Fair: Kraftwerk Berlin