国産車とヨーロッパ車のそれぞれのルーツはどこにあるのか。

国産車とヨーロッパ車のそれぞれのルーツはどこにあるのか。

友人との会話のなかから出てきたこと。
立体造形物に於いて、eleganceと優美とはどんな風に形になっていくのか。
具体的に画像を並べて比較してみたい。

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Phillip Toledano – A New Kind Of Beauty

PHILLIP TOLEDANO
A NEW KIND OF BEAUTY

SEPTEMBER 9–OCTOBER 29, 2010

x111 Front Street, Suite 206 | Brooklyn, NY 11201
+ 1 212 796 2070 | www.klompching.com

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KLOMPCHING GALLERY is pleased to present
A New Kind Of Beauty, by New York artist, Phillip Toledano.
Brought together for the first time as a solo exhibition, these
breathtaking and provocative portraits depict people who have
reconfigured their bodies by means of extensive plastic surgery.
The photographs raise questions about self-perception and
social paragons relating to what constitutes perceived notions
of beauty.
Shot against a stark black backdrop, these large-scale portraits
present subjects that are stunningly rendered and isolated.
Toledano’s highly-crafted images combine up-close physical
observations that are imposing, detailed and display a dramatic
illumination that is reminiscent of the chiaroscuro technique
of Caravaggio.
Rather than presenting a study of physical augmentation that
simply shows an apparent eradication of individuality via the
surgeon’s knife, Toledano’s artistic achievement is the humanity
that quietly projects from behind the faces of each subject—
pride, hope, sadness, fear, awkwardness and defiance all abound.
Despite their initial spectacle, the photographs emerge as
gentle and respectful. Without a doubt, they engender a myriad
of responses and debate. Toledano has certainly set the stakes
high, both in terms of what he is depicting and the artistic
methodologies used.

Phillip Toledano (b. 1968) is a photographer living and working in
New York City. Toledano’s work is primarily socio-political and
varies in medium, from photography to installation. His work can
found in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston)
and the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum.
His work has been widely exhibited in the US, China, France,
Singapore and Spain. His first book, Bankrupt, was published by
Twin Palms in 2005 and was followed in 2008 by Phonesex. His
most recent monograph, Days With My Father, was published by
PQ Blackwell in Spring 2010 to critical acclaim. Days With My
Fatheris a visually sincere and moving memoir of Toledano’s life
with his father, in the years prior to his father’s passing, and will
form a solo exhibition at Gallery 339 (Philadelphia) in Fall 2010.

このシリーズの他の写真を見るとタイトルの意味がより鮮明になってくる。
スタジオで黒バックのポートレート、テーマの設定とモデルとのバランスが大切なのだろう。
屋外でのポートレートも見てみたい。「Days With MyFatheris」はどんな中身なのか気になる。