COLORS OF PASSION
JUNE 14th – SEPTEMBER 8th, 2012
Yeros is a talented figure in contemporary art, being a photographer, painter, poet, and performance artist. As a photographer, he is considered an heir to the early twentieth century Masters Guelielmo Marconi, Wilhelm von Gloeden, George Platt Lynes, and Bruce of Los Angeles. His nudes portray the beauty of the human body in flawless poses surrounded by classical landscapes, frequently embellishing his compositions with flora and fauna, and a Surrealist twist. His numerous works are found in many private collections, as well as museums worldwide, including the Tate Modern, the Getty Museum, the International Center of Photography in New York, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Museum Bochum, and the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal.
Gao is a rising force in the contemporary Chinese art market. She studied under renowned Japanese photographer Miki Jun, and has extensive experience as a commercial and fashion photographer. Gao’s photographs are portraits of cultural identity, using the human body as a subject that lives and moves in a sublime industrial landscape. Her innovative focus on the beauty of the classical nude creates a beautiful but provocative image.
The exhibit will consist of thirty images. Although Yeros and Gao are from different corners of the world, they both fold together classical precepts of art with local and contemporary cultural markers, adding a dash of playfulness and eroticism that we hope you will enjoy.