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an enigmatic modernist.

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Crossing the boundary between photography, art and sculpture, German artist Christine Erhard’s work is familiar and ambiguous at the same time. The  architectural subject matter and modernist aesthetic seem familiar, until the unusual viewpoint and use of materials cause the imagery to appear distorted and other worldly.

Initially studying sculpture, Christine Erhard became increasingly interested in the images of the object, rather than the objects themselves, until photography and its ability to manipulate became her primary focus. She explores various movements within Modernism, with the avant-garde architecture of the Russian Constructivists a theme she returns to over and again.

Christine cites artists of the 1920s such as Laszlo Moholy-Nagy as her inspiration; artists who work in various disciplines – painting, poetry, graphic design, photography. Like Moholy-Nagy, there is a strong graphic quality to her work. For me, these works are both familiar and enigmatic, and very appealing.

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MI II 2012

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More of Christine Erhard’s work, here. All images courtesy of the artist.

happy halloween.

Haunting pictures of abandoned theatres by photographer Julia Solis. Elegant and evocative, they also provoke thought of contemporary issues of urban decay and economic downturn.

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Stages of Decay, Julia Solis, available here.

danish paper.

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Subtle, geometric, beautiful. These still-life vignettes by Jan Hardisty are a new series of limited edition, digital inkjet prints with the same modernist, unmistakably Danish touch by the artist (more of his works, here). Happy weekend.

Jan Hardisty, Goldmark Art.

corners.

I love these images taken by Paul Raeside, capturing glimpses of beautifully styled corners in this pared-back Parisian interior. Off-white and shades of grey provide the back-drop to the wonderfully light interior; window treatments are simple lengths of sheer (very on-trend for 2014, says the Wall Street Journal). It is the objects and their placement that provide the detail and texture.

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happy weekend.

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Allusion and ambiguity beguile in these fantastical portrayals of modernity by the impressively monikered Geebird and Bamby. With echoes of  Julius Shulman, Alfred Hitchcock, Ed Ruscha and others they appear familiar and yet surreal at the same time.

The Modern Gentleman by Geebird and Bamby, here

happy weekend.

85527. Snow 1960 � Saul Leiter, courtesy of HackelBury Fine Art Howard Greenberg Gallery

‘A window covered with raindrops interests me more than a photograph of a famous person’ Saul Leiter (1923-2013)

More Saul Leiter, here

Image courtesy HackelBury Fine Art Howard Greenberg Gallery