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PRO ART GALLERY PRESENTS ‘Flash Back on Photography’

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Gallery style exhibition to showcase selected work of celebrated photographers

February 18, 2013 3:36 by



Dubai, 18th February 2013: Pro Art Gallery, synonymous with innovative art and collectibles is proud to announce the opening of its next exhibition, ‘Flash Back On Photography . The exhibition will feature works of highly celebrated photographers  from February 20th to March 11th 2013, at the Palm Strip Shopping Mall on Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah.

Flash Back On Photography brings together works of well-known photojournalists such as Sebastiao Salgado, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Willy Ronis to contemporary artists such as Andreas Gursky, Cedric Delsaux, Murat Germen, Amr Fekry, Claudio Cocciadiferro, Paul Seux, Kelly Brbich, Michel Dubois and Valerie Le Fevre, to name a few. The works depict diverse topics and subjects from nature to world events, still life to traditions and culture and will be of interest to many photography admirers.

Speaking about the exhibition, Tatiana Faure, Director, ProArt Gallery, said, “The art of photography has come a long way. With technology development and improved techniques, this art form is much more accessible and increased the number of photographers. This exhibition is a platform where master photographers will showcase their interpretation of different subjects using their unique style, colour and technique.”

BIOGRAPHIES OF FEATURED ARTISTS:

Sebastiao Salgado

Born in 1944, Sebastiao Salgado has earned himself the recognition of being one of the most famous photojournalists today. His inspiring photographs include Sahara (Algeria-2009) and Dinka Cattle Camp (Southern Sudan-2006). In 2004 he initiated a project called Genesis aimed at presenting the unblemished faces of nature and humanity. The project consists of a series of photographs of landscapes, wildlife, as well as human communities that continue to live in accordance with their ancestral traditions and cultures. This body of work is conceived to be a potential path to humanity’s rediscovery of itself in nature.

Henri Cartier – Bresson,

Cartier-Bresson was born in 1908 in France and is revered as a pioneer in modern photojournalism. He wandered around the world with his camera, becoming totally immersed in his current environment. He is considered as one of the major artists of the 20th century, having covered many of the world biggest events.

Andreas Gursky

Born in Leipzig, Germany in 1955 Andreas Gursky grew up in Düsseldorf, the only child of a successful commercial photographer. Having learnt the tricks of the trade before he finished high school, Andreas Gursky is best known for his large-scale colour photographs that explore and reflect the effect of capitalism and globalization on contemporary life. Gursky takes his inspiration from a wide range of sources and his photographs are often altered digitally before printing.

Michel Dubois

Dubois has been a still-life photographer since 1980, a field in which he can express the interest he has in light and its diverse variations. Photographing still objects allows him to subtly research permanence and the hidden side of inanimate things. In the late 80s, discovering the 19th century masters leads him to focus on old methods and the reproduction of their textures and emotions using modern techniques. In 1989, thanks to this approach, Michel Dubois published “Tea Time” (l’Heure du Thé), a book that covers the different styles of photography from 1880 to 1930 on the theme of tea ceremonies.

Kelly Brbich

Kelly Brbich, originally from New Zealand but currently based in Dubai since 2012, has over 10 years experience in the photography industry. Kelly’s projects have taken her around the world to places such as USA, South Korea, UK and Australia. Her artwork demonstrates her passion for travel and culture, which she is consistently exploring to nurture her natural ability to view the world from a different angle. Kelly expresses her devotion in seeking inspiration through art, fashion and people. Her international life has influenced her to always think outside the box uncovering unique composition, contrast and colours.

Info to the Editor:

The exhibition Flash Back on Photography runs from 20th February to 11th March 2013 at Pro Art Gallery, Dubai. The opening reception will be on Wednesday 20th February, 2013 at 7:00 pm.

About Pro Art:

Founded in 2010, Pro Art gallery is the brainchild of art collector Mrs. Tatiana Faure and is one of the first places in the Middle East where collectors can acquire artworks such as masters, lithographic prints and serigraphs of over 100 artists from 15 different countries. Pro Art Gallery offers an impressive collection of fine arts, selection of styles and mediums from one-of-a-kind paintings to affordable limited edition prints, sculptures to photography. Our variety of portfolio gives collectors access to a range of artists with the highest level of quality, integrity and taste within their chosen field. From acclaimed street art, to renowned masters or the showcasing of upcoming artist, Pro Art is your one source for Art.

Showcased artists include works by Carlos Nadal, Pablo Picasso, Fernando Botero, Damien Hirst, Marc Chagall, Tyeb Mehta, S.H. Raza, Banksy, Andy Warhol, Alberto Giacometti, Bernard Buffet, and many more. Additionally, Pro Art Gallery has an in-house framing setup supported by certified framers and framing advisors using the latest technology and imported European frames.

For further details, please visit Pro Art gallery located in Palm Strip Shopping Mall, F 21, Jumeirah Beach Road, Opposite Jumeirah Mosque from 10am – 9pm Saturday to Thursday or call +9714 3450900. For further information about Pro Art Gallery, please send an email on [email protected]

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