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  • The Artist: ALEX ATTARD

    Blurring the line between document and artistic expression is very often the focus of Malta based photographer Alex Attard. Driven by curiosity, he observes, filters and analyses absence and presence and records the overlooked performance. His aesthetic varies from the stark and minimal to quasi abstract and prefers to develop his work in series in an attempt to scrutinise and explore a subject as extensively as possible.
    He has had various solo exhibitions one of which, ‘Parallel Existences’, has been published in book form and awarded the Malta National Book Prize 2019 for the Best Book Production. His work has been featured in several high-end shows and projects, including participation in the, the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale with architects AP Valletta, with whom he also collaborated on a group exhibition titled ‘Reasonable Dreams’ in Paris, the Ostrale 2019 Contemporary Art Biennale in Germany, and the 2015 Mdina Contemporary Art Biennale.
    His work has been published in various international art and design magazines, and trend-settings platforms, such as Archdaily, iGNAT, Elle Decor and others. In 2018, together with architects Konrad Buhagiar and Erica Giusta, he contributed with his photographs to the book ‘Spontaneous’ (Libria, Italia).

    In 2019 he was nominated to participate in the Prix Pictet global photography award and a portfolio of his work also forms part of the National Art Collection of Malta.


  • Start date: November 15, 2021 8:00 am
  • End date: November 28, 2021 6:15 pm
  • Current bid : No active bids
  • Published: October 31, 2021 5:32 pm
  • Modified: November 14, 2021 10:38 pm

Description:


Artist: Alex Attard

Year: 2021

Medium: Photography on Archival Fine Art Hahnemuhle Baryta 325gms paper

Limited Edition of 10  (Artwork on offer is 1/10)

Framed: YES

Dimensions: 44cm x 44cm

This photograph is from the 'Out of Now - Beauty reimagined series. It focuses on withering, wilted, wrinkled flowers rapidly fading from existence. ‘Out Of Now’ is a metaphor on permanence and impermanence. It represents creation/extinction, earthly/divine, reflection/termination. The artist interrupts the ‘Now’, reinterprets the future and reconfigures impermanence. Having dazzled with their beauty at their peak, ‘Out of Now’ may be viewed as a reversal of the flower’s role wherein the flower becomes the pollinator instead of the pollinated, impregnating the photographer’s psyche with their current aesthetic. Consequently, these expiring blooms drifting at the edge of uncertainty are reimagined and cast onto another dimension for future retrospection. The concept and works were born during the covid lockdown. One can feel an analogy between the times of uncertainty and the ‘end’ of our social lives with the death of these flowers, where we were all constrained to live in an OUT OF NOW moment. Through the injection of bright colours, the artist envisions a new future normal, symbolizing an emerging spirit of hope, renewal and new beginnings.

 


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