REVEALING MUSES @ AEREA SALON
June - July, 2015
-AEREA SALON Installation-
52 West 21 Street, New York, NY 10010
- SHOW DESCRIPTION -
Lilac Gallery New York is pleased to present this exhibition of works by Alexo Wandael.
Capturing worlds with a voice is in essence what most photographers strive for, to tell a story with out having to speak and for one to hear it by looking. In this collection from Alexo Wandael, we are faced with the juxtaposition of different worlds from his trajectory and the origin brought forth from it. The works selected for this exhibition are pieces from his “Light Emphasis and Veils” collections which merge together to reveal his subjects in an intense and courageous manor.
“Light Emphasis” is the manipulation of a photograph to give it the freedom which Alexo believes the subject deserves. The subject is given weightless to deter the outlining distractions that inhibit the beauty to be unfurled. Wandael has recreated an enchanted effect, one that reminded him of photos from the beginning of the 20th Century of his grandmother, photos that were blurred around the edges, but the subjects were kept in focus.
Wandael’s latest series “Veils” is an effortless construction, which possesses themes from both his Heim Muse, and Light Emphasis collection. The muse is revealing her beauty but is still somehow masked. The simplicity of form is eradicated as the intense vivacity of color and enchantment is felt to an immense degree. Stimulating the concept of beauty felt with in a living person, yet dormant still as the mask achieves to diffuse the viewer by keeping her hidden; a both enchanting and mysterious accomplishment.