Art Place Seoul shows Exhibition “TinTones – Rough Print” by American Photographer Michael A. Russ
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(openPR) - New York, Paris, Los Angeles, Hamburg, Munich and Berlin are the most important stations of Russ's creative input. More than four decades of photography and film are the basis for the multi-faceted mastery of his art. Club MOW Art-Gallery, Seoul, June 1st - July 31st, 2012.|
Michael A. Russ's pictures reveal the sensuality and aestheticism of the female body. They reflect a spectacular experimental power, incorporating various photographic techniques, like layering, solarization and rayogramming to his negative/positive images. The artist’s imaginative, partly eccentric arrangements evoke an atmosphere of mood which lends character and irresistible attraction taking the viewers mind effortlessly to the surreal world of motion pictures.
M. A. Russ, born in 1945 Berlin came to America at age thirteen. His career as a photographer and film-maker began in a small studio at New York Times Square in 1969. In New York he was very influenced by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and later Helmut Newton. Soon he was getting assignments for major magazines. Among others he collaborated with Esquire, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Playboy and in Europe with Avant Guarde Mag, Gunnars, Vogue Hommes (F) and his hand colored Tint-One images were published in reputable trade magazines.
Aside from working as a consultant on various film projects, he focused on developing his TinTones processes which would henceforth reflect his style of hand colored, tinted 'one of a kind', silver-gelatine prints. His edition "The Compagnie" became part of the permanent collection of the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, a Louvre annex.
Russ also photographed celebrities for the L.A. Times and L.A. Weekly. Beginning with his 'Prussian Blue' exhibition at the L.A. China Club he focused on exhibiting his Fine Art TinTones, large format. Tom Waits commissioned him to create his Island label record cover "Swordfishtrombones" in the TinTone style. Michael was also the associate director and choreographer on the music video to the song "In the Neighbourhood" from that album for MTV.
Michael A. Russ’s TinTones are based on 35mm black and white film. His “one of a kind” silver gelatine prints are some-times chemically toned/tinted, often masked/solarized and handcolored. Many years of experimentation and exposure through numerous international portfolio publications and exhibitions of TinTones prints make his limited edition artworks unique and valuable.
Art Place Seoul: “TinTones – Rough Print” by Michael A. Russ
June 1st – July 31st, 2012, Club MOW – Art Gallery
Address: 631-13 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul,135-895, Korea
Mo – Sa: 11 – 21h, Su: 11 – 18h Location-Info: www.art-place-seoul.com/english/03exhibition/exhibition-l...
Art Place Seoul - creates intercultural projects and exhibitions of contemporary art in the vibrant capital Seoul. A special focus is on the cultural exchange between Seoul and Berlin, two exciting metropolises for art and culture. The art exhibitions of "Art Place Seoul" show artworks by reputable artists mainly in the field of painting, photography, graphic and digital art.
Art Place Seoul
Ms. Yusimi Ass / Curator
948-27 Dogok 1-Dong, Gangnam-Gu
135-860 Seoul, Korea
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