We have the great pleasure of inviting you to a mid season
group show with a selection of our gallery artists.
This time showcasing and introducing a new artist in the gallery in collaboration with Willas Contemporary; the worldwide renowned Arno Rafael Minkkinen.
Please find a presentation of each artist below.
Arno Rafael Minkkinen
Nils Olav Bøe
2 - 23 Feb 2019
Wed-Fri 12:00 - 17:00
Saturday 12:00 - 16:00
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Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Finland
For the past 50 years, Arno Rafael Minkkinen has focused his work on the nude self-portrait as a primary vehicle for expressing the human condition through images made in natural and urban landscapes. His photographs are based on the reality before the lens - photography at its purest - setting aperture and squeezing a shutter bulb or other self-timer device to fire the camera. Using himself as subject - so no one else comes in harm’s way - he captures the beauty of being part of something bigger and more permanent
than one’s own naked self.
Minkkinen was born in Helsinki, Finland, in 1945 and immigrated to the United States in 1951. A Wagner College graduate, he began taking self-portraits in 1970 while working as an advertising copywriter on Madison Avenue. An MFA degree soon followed while studying with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind at Rhode Island School of Design. Today, an Emeritus Professor of Art at UMass Lowell and Docent at Aalto University in Helsinki, Minkkinen also serves as an international curator and essayist.
Published and exhibited worldwide, Minkkinen’s work can be found in over 75 prominent museum and institutional collections such as the Centre Pompidou and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm.
Minkkinen received the Finnish State Art Prize in Photography in 2006, the Lucie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Fine Art in 2013, a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 2015, and the Pro Finlandia Medal in 2017,
Finland’s highest award for artistic achievement.
Current and upcoming exhibitions and publications include:
Centro Cultural, Pontifical Catholic University, Lima, Peru: 18.12.2018 – 27.01.2019
Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg: 18.01.– 19.05.2019
La Platinoire / Galerie Valérie Bach, Brussels: 24.01.– 06.04.2019
Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris: November, 2019
Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York: January, 2020
An extensive monologue published by Kehrer Verlag will be available during spring 2019 with texts by Keith F. Davis, Vicki Goldberg, and Arno Rafael Minkkinen.
Paolo Roversi, Italy
The works of fashion photographer Paolo Roversi was exhibited for the first time in Norway at Shoot Gallery, May 2018.
Paolo Roversi is born in Italy in 1947 and has for over 35 years
been working and living in Paris.
The exhibition "Photographs" showed portraits, nudes, fashion shots as well as works of his lightpaintings. The clear composition of the photographs of the artist as well as the particular charm and grace of his models, the observer of these photographs is often tempted to study them more as paintings. This effect is also a result of
the technique of the artist.
Paolo Roversi's works have been published in various monographs, among them the lavishly arranged books Nudi (edition Stromboli, Paris: 1999), Libretto (Steidl, Göttingen:2000), and Studio (Steidl, Göttingen and edition Stromboli, Paris:2002). Paolo Roversi was the photographer for campaigns such as Cerruti, Comme des Garçons, Christian Dior, Yves Saint-Laurent, Valentino, as well as editorials for magazines such as Arena, Harper's Bazaar, I-D, Interview, Marie-Claire, The New York Times Magazine, Italian and British Vogue, L'Uomo Vogue, and W.
Roversi´s work is exhibited in major art galleries all over the world and in particular Paris, Milan, London, Berlin and New York.
"Photographs" at Shoot Gallery was Roversi´s first gallery exhibition in Scandinavia.
Jimmy Nelson, Netherlands
Jimmy Nelson was born in Sevenoaks, Kent in 1967. He is currently based in Amsterdam, while his work takes him all over the globe. Nelson spent five years travelling across Europe, Asia, Africa and the South Pacific visiting 35 indigenous tribes between 2010 and 2013 before publishing the book Before They Pass Away
which has become an international success.
Since the beginning of 2016, Jimmy has been on 14 new journeys for his new book Homage to Humanity. For this second book, Jimmy visited another unique
34 indigenous cultures around the globe.
From the Northern reaches of Siberia with the Khanys reindeer herders to the deep jungles of the Papua New Guinea with the Kaluli. From the Himalayas with the Sharchop in Bhutan to the last hidden outposts of Africa with the Mundari in isolated South Sudan.
Nelson’s work seeks to provoke a discussion and dialogue around the longevity of these rural communities, with many facing the affects of climate change,
global industrial expansion and conflicts.
Jimmy Nelson´s works is presented by museums and galleries worldwide, such as Fotografiska in Stockholm, Camerawork in Berlin, and Sotheby’s in London, and are being collected by corporate and private collections.
Nils Olav Bøe, Norway
In September 2018 we had the the great pleasure of opening the exhibtion “Photographic Constructions” by the renowned Norwegian artist Nils Olav Bøe.
The exhibition presented new works from the series Constructed Sites, consisting of both photographs and video works, and Polaroids from his new series U.T.
The City of Oslo purchased works from “Photographic Constructions” to
the City of Oslo Art Collection.
Born 1958, Leirvik, Norway. Lives and work in Oslo, Norway.
As a student of Norwegian Academy of Fine Arts, Bergen/Oslo 1981-85, Nils Olav attended the Experimental class. Until 1996 he worked with installations comprising sculptural objects, moving objects, video projection and sound. From 1996 onwards, the camera entered the picture as a new tool, radically changing the point of view and the format and his production. But the keynote is in many ways unchanged.
The transition to photography implied a change from the staging and large physical objects to a downscaled world of models in small-scale, where direction takes place on a ”table” as if in a miniature movie studio. Scale he creates scenes is about 1:90, before he illuminates and photograph the scene. On one hand the pictures have a concrete theme, characterized by precision in a minimalist composition and structure. On the other hand this simplicity changes into a destabilizing atmosphere, infinite and defying definition in time and space. We are placed in a world that is completely constructed and artificial, but at the same time it conjures up a feeling of something well known and recognizable.
Nils Olav Bøe is a recognized artist, with exhibitions including Berlin, London, New York, Houston and Oslo. He is among other purchased by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo. In addition to other national and international collectors.