Monday, October 7, 2013

Stefan Pop

Stefan's Photography comes from a desire to be creative in the most private sense of the word. The qualities of his images come from painting as Stefan is for and for most a painter. Yet as with all creative people some artistic medias seem to just come naturally and fit with the artist's character and creative mind. Personally I find Stefan's photographic images to be naturally chaotic and from their chaos comes a distinct and fresh beauty.  

Text by Ovidiu Gordan 
Foto: Stefan Pop

Thursday, July 25, 2013

talk 5

Imagini de la a cincea intalnire "art talks Flacara"

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 Young artists at their best...

intimate links

At this Sunday's talk we saw the intimate life of artist photographers from different perspectives and with different meanings of the word intimate. From the naked body to the random street view photography it seems, contains within its nature the possibility of it becoming a personal object reminiscent of a unique and intimate moment.  And so photography is used for the purpose of learning, a kind of visual learning about ourselves and about the world in which we live. Sometimes from this process of learning pictures emerge that are of a unique quality which can only appear when the photographer's intentions are honest.
                                Larry Clark - link 1
                                                  - link2

                                Nan Goldin -  link 1
                                                   - link 2

                               Richard Billingham - link 1
                                                            - link 2
                                                            - link 3

                             Ryan McGinley - link 1

                           Ovidiu Gordan - link
                           Maria Alexandra Cretu - link
                           Flaviu Cacoveanu - link

Foto: Ovidiu Gordan

Friday, July 19, 2013

intimate life

Duminica aceasta 21 Iulie 2013 de la ora 16:00 Maria Alexandra Cretu si Ovidiu Gordan vor vorbii despre naratiunea vietii intime in fotografia contemporana. Un scurt istoric al vietii intime in fotografie va fi urmat de proiectele personale ale celor doi artisti.

Evenimentul se va tine la fabrica Flacara, sunati la tel. 0747082022 - Ovidiu, pentru detalii.

foto: Maria Alexandra Cretu

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Marianna Rothen

Marianna Rothen is an artist who lives and works in New York City. Rothen specializes in photography that creates fragmented, romantic settings within the scope of a nostalgic dystopia. A dreamy blur evolves from the artist’s use of high-grain paper. Combined with decrepit interiors, untamed wilderness and seductive subjects, Rothen’s photographs exude overtones of mystery and dissatisfaction that become part of a larger narrative.

 - link

foto: Marianna Rothen

Andra Ursuta

Born 1979, Salonta, Romania Lives and works in New York City

 - link 

"Untitled (Scythe)" - Andra Ursuta

Daisuke Yokota

Daisuke Yokota was born in Saitama, Japan, 1983. Graduated from the “Nippon photography institute” in 2003. Selected the honorable mention of “the 31st Canon New Cosmos of Photography” in 2008, and the grand prix of “1_Wall Award”. Yokota had his solo exhibition 'Site/Cloud' at G/P gallery in 2013. He has also been exhibited his works in many shows including “New Cosmos of Photography Tokyo Exhibition 2008″ (2008, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo), “1_Wall Exhibition″ (2010, Guardian Garden, Tokyo), “MP1: Expanded Retina” (2012, G/P gallery Tokyo), “On the flow” (2012, G/P gallery, Tokyo). Recently he is working as a member of an international artists collective “AM projects.”

 - link 1
 - link 2

foto: Daisuke Yokota

unseen photo fair

Unseen is an international photography fair focused on undiscovered photography talent and unseen work by established photographers. After a successful first edition, the second edition is scheduled from 26 to 29 September 2013, kicking off the gallery season by celebrating yet undetected, cutting-edge work. The fair with a festival flair will take place at Amsterdam's Westergasfabriek.

site - link

Talks at the unseen photo fair - link 1

foto: Gregory Halpbern

Sunday, June 30, 2013

talk 4

Imagini de la a patra intalnire "art talks Flacara"

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All along the watchtower...

Back to our creative nature

Today's talk took us from the great contemporary art mess back to the essentials of being an artist. While some galleries promote bogus art photographers the true values of fine art photography can be seen in the sincere photographs of unknown, naturally creative people like Ghetu Alexandru, Mona Miclea and Roland Birta. Yet there are positive examples of contemporary artists such as Michael Wolf, who has remained true to his creative nature throughout his artistic evolution.

Links from today's talk:

The OCULA website -  link 

Mona Miclea -  link
Camera 80 - link

Michael Wolf - link 1
                 - link 2

Alex Radulescu - link

Saturday, June 29, 2013

I don't know what art is, I recognise it when i see it.

Duminica aceasta 30 Iunie 2013 de la ora 17:00 Alex Radulescu si Ovidiu Gordan vor discuta despre experienta personala in creatia artistica si depersonalizarea in arta contemporana. Discutia va fi interactiva cu diferite exemple din lumea artei.

La ora 19:00 vom pleca spre expozitia absolventilor UAD, Expo Transilvania.

Evenimentul se va tine la fabrica Flacara, sunati la tel. 0747082022 - Ovidiu, pentru detalii.

Expo Simleu Silvaniei 2009 

Stephen Gill

Born Bristol, UK 1971. Lives in London.

Stephen Gill was introduced to photography at an early age by his father, and his first photographs reflected his interests in birds, animals and music.

                                                                          - link 1 
                                                                          - link 2 - Stephen Gill in conversation with Martin Parr

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Miroslav Tichý

Miroslav Tichý, born in 1926, was a reclusive artist who resided in his hometown of Kyjov, Czech Republic.

                                                                               - link 1
                                                                               - link 2 - film about Miroslav Tichý

Friday, June 14, 2013

Mark Steinmetz

Mark Steinmetz resides in Athens, Georgia.    - link 1
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Oleg Videnin

Oleg Videnin - russian photographer     - link 1
                                                         - link 2

Andrej Krementschouk

Andrej Krementschouk was born in 1973 in Gorky (Nizhny Novgorod), Russia
                                                                                    - link 1
                                                                                    - link 2

Sergey Chilikov

Sergey Chilikov (born 1953 Russia)      - link 1
                                                        - link 2
                                                         - link 3

Rimaldas Viksraitis

Rimaldas Viksraitis (b. 1954, Lithuania)     -   link 1

                                                                 - link 2 go to artists/ Rimaldas Viksraitis
                                                                 - link 3

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sunday, June 9, 2013

talk 3

Imagini de la a treia intalnire "art talks Flacara"

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Still got it

some photography theory

photography on

   Imagine a world without photography... The answer is you can't, not any more at least. As the world is at the beginning and well into the digital age we produce more photographs then ever before. Every day we are bombarded by photographic images so much so that the average Internet user can view hundreds of pictures a day. And so photographs influence our modern lives, our way of perceiving the world is forever altered by photographs.

Some even say that because of the huge quantity of photographs we make and consume every day photography has lost it's magic. Could this be so ? Should photographers despair ? Should photographers adapt? Should photographers react? Is photography over?

The truth is that photography is often misunderstood as it is half reality and half fiction, a photograph looks to be from the real world yet the real world does not look like a photograph, and so people truly don't know what to make of it. In my perspective this is a good thing, for as long as photography is misunderstood we, as fine art photographers, have the freedom to do what ever we wish with it.

And so photography is not over because of the overwhelming number of pictures that exist in the world, photography may be at it's best time yet, I believe it's a wonderful time for photography and their is still much that photography can teach us.
I chose to write this text to make my point clear as I noticed a lot of confusion in the photography world lately and even in our discussions at "art talks Flacara".

My opinions are opened to debate in the comment section below.
text by Ovidiu Gordan

Some current art debates which include photography:

Saatchi Gallery Talk : New Directions in Contemporary Photography - link

Museums are bad at telling us why art matters - link

Photography and the Art World - link

Playing the Field: Photography and Collecting Today - link

A must read text about photography:

Matthew Thompson - The Object Lost and Found - link

Image evolution links

Prezentari de portofolii :

Catalin Chiriloi - link

Ana Maria Huluban - link

The New Alchemists photography exhibition - link

Saturday, June 8, 2013

image evolution

Duminica aceasta 09 Iunie 2013 de la ora 15:00 Catalin Chiriloi si Ana Maria Huluban vor prezenta demersul lor artistic intr-o tematica evolutiva de la fotografia directa la folosirea imaginii fotografice in arta contemporana.

Evenimentul se va tine la fabrica Flacara, sunati la tel. 0747082022 - Ovidiu, pentru detalii.

foto: Ana Maria Huluban


Sunday, June 2, 2013

talk 2

Imagini de la a doua intalnire "art talks Flacara"

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keeping our cool factor at a maximum..