Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Michel Szulc-Krzyzanowski at Robert Mann
This show of clever photos currently up at Robert Mann offers small scale black and white images. The visual puns and optical tricks used here feel effortless, but in most cases probably involved careful execution and a lot of trial and error. The photographer moves himself and objects about in the photos to create impossible continuities. One work I especially admired is posted here. The middle image shows the tossed handful of sand floating in air, the last image shows the handful returned to the beach. Funny and contemplative, these are really worth seeing in person- you simply cannot get a sense of the work from seeing thumbnails online.
I felt this show was a bit like taking a vitamin. I wanted to like it more that I actually did like it. There seems to be a lot of art like this from the 70's good FOR you, but not so tasty.
Photograph is courtesy Robert Mann Gallery
michel szulc krzyzanowski said...
Check out my new photobook called "The PS-series" with my most recent work at: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/301597
Full with vitamines !!!
Michel Szulc Krzyzanowski
November 4, 2008 12:20 AM