Gavin Evans: “I Create Man In My Own Image”

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fr – sat: 12 – 6 pm
& by appointment

Gavin Evans: “I Create Man In My Own Image” (DE)

Gavin Evans Bilder von David Bowie sind legendär, sie zeigen den Musiker von einer sehr verletzlichen Seite. Bowie mochte die Serie so sehr, dass er sich einen Print bestellte und in sein Studio hing. Auch bei der großen Ausstellung im V&A in London schmückte das Motiv das Back-Cover des Kataloges. 1995 entstanden, wurde viele dieser Fotos auch von anderen Künstlern kopiert, allen voran das Konterfei mit dem geheimnisvollen Finger vor den Lippen. Der Fotograf reagiert nun darauf mit einer ungewöhnlichen Print-Technik, die einen neuen Zugang zu dem Material verspricht: dem Lentikulardruck. Bei Capitis werden diese Abzüge zum ersten Mal präsentiert.

 

Darüberhinaus zeigt Gavin Evans die besten Porträts seiner jahrelangen Arbeit für Rolling Stone, The Guardian und Paris Match (viele davon waren Titel), darunter Nick Cave, Iggy Pop, Daniel Craig, John Galliano, Gary Oldman, Dusty Springfield und Juliette Binoche – schonungslos und wahrhaftig, nach dem Motto „Man muss Grenzen austesten“:

 

„The ‘portrait’ came to be a reoccurring theme throughout my practice. Here I’m at odds with my contemporaries. I refuse to perpetuate stereotyped ideals of beauty or gender. I do not subscribe to the doctrine that the portrait captures the essence of the subject in one immaculate shot- I possess no powers of divination. The subject is the manifestation of the photographer – both personalities reside within the frame. My portraits and Biopic series refute the dogma of ‘one defining image, one decisive moment, one truth’. I create man in my own image.“ (Gavin Evans)

Die Ausstellung läuft bis zum 29. September 2018

Gavin Evans: “I Create Man In My Own Image” (EN)

Gavin Evans’ pictures of David Bowie are legendary; they show the musicians’ vulnerability. Bowie liked the series so much, he ordered a print for himself and hung it in his studio. At the big exhibition in V&A in London, this motive also adorned the back cover of the catalogue. After appearing in 1995, the photos were copied by other artists, all with the mysterious finger in front of the lips. However, the photographer reacted to this occurrence with an unusual printing technique, which promises new access to the material: The Lenticular print. These prints will be shown at Capitis Studios for the first time.

 

Furthermore, Gavin Evans will be showing the best portraits from his yearlong work for Rolling Stone, The Guardian and Paris Match, including Nick Cave, Iggy Pop, Daniel Craig, John Galliano, Gary Oldman, Dusty Springfield and Juliette Binoche – all photos ruthlessly and truly practicing the motto “One must push the boundaries.”:

 

„The ‘portrait’ came to be a reoccurring theme throughout my practice. Here I’m at odds with my contemporaries. I refuse to perpetuate stereotyped ideals of beauty or gender. I do not subscribe to the doctrine that the portrait captures the essence of the subject in one immaculate shot- I possess no powers of divination. The subject is the manifestation of the photographer – both personalities reside within the frame. My portraits and Biopic series refute the dogma of ‘one defining image, one decisive moment, one truth’. I create man in my own image.“ (Gavin Evans)

 

Exhibition runs until September 29th, 2018.