ANDRE PLESSEL: VISIONS
October 17 - November 6, 2014
“André Plessel: Visions” spotlights acclaimed German art photographer André Plessel’s signature dramatic, romantic art photographs in black & white, along with a series of his very unique new color processed photographs, which garnered a huge amount of attention at his recent “Processed Photographs” exhibit at the acclaimed Monika Mohr Gallery in Hamburg, Germany, which ran throughout the summer.
Plessel’s new color processed series features his own unique method of adding color to the black and white images by hand, which are then exposed by a developer liquid applied with a brush, thus creating a dramatic new aesthetic look. Each of these photographs is uniquely “one-of-kind” making them even more desirable.
His black and white silver gelatin photographs and his color-processed black and white prints are all hand printed and signed. For over twenty-two years now, André Plessel has been driven by his ultimate passion, that of black and white photography. His artwork creates dramatic, sometimes erotic, yet delicate images with great attention to his own style of lighting. It has been said that his artistic photographs convey and play upon sensual tension, as opposed to blatant sexuality.
As Lilac Gallery co-owner Cindy Ilitzky explains, "Lilac Gallery is honored to have André Plessel presenting his art with us for the very first time in New York City. As an artist, he not only captures the true beauty in women, but breathes beauty into each and every one of his subjects. His outstanding vision and deep sense of connection with his subjects is what creates these exquisite pieces of art."
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ANDRE PLESSEL: VISIONS at Lilac Gallery