--->"Yes, I have tricks in my pocket, I have things up my sleeve. But I am the opposite of a stage magician. He gives you illusion that has the appearance of truth. I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion."<---
In recent years artist Juan López (born 1979 in Alto Maliaño, Spain) has been working with different formats such as drawing and video, but the core of his work is a series of ephemeral interior and exterior murals. In his interior pieces, he uses drawings made with adhesive materials to change the perception of the space; in his exterior ones, he throws out messages to spectators using aspects of advertising language without actually selling anything.(via artdiscover)
The word “corpus” means “body,” but it can also refer to a collection of words which describe who someone is. Each type of corpora addresses identity. In this series, I adapt both definitions into visual form, collapsing the two meanings of the word “corpus” by creating a collection of bodies. This Corpus of flesh communicates the physicality of identity, which becomes lost in lexical analysis. Here, the body signifies itself. Instead of relegating information to abstraction, Corpus is concrete and direct. It is the material symbol of an existential language. My Corpus is not a collection of words, naming identity; it is the collection of physical bodies, which manifest identity.
Pezzella’s work involves a vast amount of travel; from the places he visits, he includes fragments of children at play, posters and street signs, people in everyday situations, sculptures and architectural structures. A smaller part of his vocation involves photographing musicians.
Music photography presents quite a challenge to a photographer. There is no way of knowing the scenario before setting up the camera or other equipment. There are many unknowns to capturing an image while someone is moving, especially in a setting where light might be scarce. In music photography, live shots are crucial to showing the audience and musicians’ energy during the performance.
Gaetano Pezzella’s images of musicians are in a different kind of category—between the composition and framing, the photograph appears intimate and still, the same kind of stillness that one finds in the famous photographs by Lee Friedlander of John Coltrane playing his instrument, looking more like a spiritual ritual than a performance. Although the majority of Pezzella’s photographs are of jazz musicians, the style doesn’t change if he is photographing a musician of another genre. via
NEW-YORK BASED STREET PHOTOJOURNALISM, THIS DUDE NEVER FAILS TO IMPRESS. A REAL GENIUS WHEN IT COMES TO FRAMING SUBJECTS INTERACTING WITH THEIR SURROUNDINGS, ALWAYS KNOWS HOW TO PUT THE SHOT INTO CONTEXT.