December 2018, Arte Globale introduces the exciting new series by Giovanni Cocco, Kevin Graham and work by Yener Torun.
London, 17 November 2018— Arte Globale is excited to announce its participation within the eighteen edition of SCOPE MIAMI during ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH, taking place from 4 - 9 December 2018. The gallery’s showcase at the fair will mark the first-ever presentation in the Americas of the series ‘Burladies’ by Rome-based photographer Giovanni Cocco. In addition, the gallery booth will feature the world premiere of the spectacular large works from the ‘Aerial’ series by emerging, Miami-based photographer Kevin Graham, and a selection of the new sensational, sophisticate super contemporary prints from the Symbiotes series by acclaimed Istanbul-based photographer Yener Torun.
Burladies is the body of work that Giovanni Cocco has dedicated to the art of Burlesque, from 2009 until 2013. He takes pictures of girls, places, and details of burlesque suggesting his vision of this world. This reportage, partially published on the magazines «Io Donna», «L'Espresso» and «Burn Magazine», tells the story of burlesque's women, following them from the starting ideation of their characters to the real construction of the spectacle. «I have started this reportage being attracted by colors, hairstyles, clothes; but overall I was fascinated by the irony of these women who, despite living in a stereotyped society, loved showing their body in his rounded, full figure». “Burlesque” defines a genre of parodic spectacle, born during the second half of the XIX° century in Great Britain, and, afterward, imported in the United States. The beautiful women kidded the aristocracy of their age through music, dances and ironic and provoking manners. It was a kind of sensual before the spectacle ante litteram which has caught crowds of people of the anglo-saxon world. During the century, the «burlesque performers» have reinvented themselves as in a «girl show». At the end of the XX° century, on the wave of vintage mode and culture, is finally born the «new-burlesque», social and costume phenomenon of our contemporary age. The series feature in the
gallery online exclusive solo show during PARIS PHOTO week 2018.
The Aerial series is a journey of discovering our planet from a different point of view. Kevin Graham focuses “on the true beauty this world has to offer from up above’” in the artist’s own worlds. Traveling extendedly for his photography project, the artist utilises vibrant colours combined with mystical shades to evoke movement and breath life out of each and every photograph. Demonstrating that a photographer can make or construct—rather than simply take—photographs about modern life and produce them on an epic scale. While visiting Hawaii Kevin Graham notices how fragile can be nowadays the equilibrium between sea and land, us and the planet. 8 Miles and Little beach, on view for the first time in Miami, are his latest works, which focus on the beauty of our planet and humanity’s impact on the environment. The artworks have been beautifully photographed, yet in extreme highs and conditions, using state of the art high tech devises. Having the best balance in the composition, with vibrant emerald shades of natural light, the detail of the 8 miles road (Hawaii), are captured sharply running across the smooth cost line. With hints onto the large-scale art-photography by Gursky, Kevin’s work is already causing a stir as one of the hottest pieces to view and collect in Miami this year. We are pleased to exhibit these amazing photographs, which touch a topical nerve in contemporary life, symbolizing both beauty and wellbeing and the environmental threats on both a local and a global scale.
Symbiotes is the latest sensational series by Yener Torun. The artist uses photography in a unique way of transforming the urban landscape, creating an alternative reality by detaching elements from their original environment and repurposing them. In Symbiotes Torun focuses on geometry and color and the relationships between separate structures. Yener Torun frames different objects in a way that they compliment each other, building, lampposts, structuring an imaginary place, which would not be otherwise if one of these objects were omitted. The object and the spaces benefit each other's existence just like they were in a symbiotic relationship. Ultimately depth is used as a device to define and emphasize these relationships. Exhibited in Paris during Paris Photo 2018 at the Carrousel du Louvre fotofever, the series created a wave of passionate interest in the young and seasoned collectors as well as the press while his works sold out very quickly. Poetic yet complex, they are a unique takes our contemporary urban lives.
Giovanni Cocco’s (Rome 1973) art- photography body of work focuses on social contemporary narratives and intimate stories, whilst juxtaposing cultural themes. He has already achieved great recognition with the art institutions and private collectors. In 2017 his publication 'Monia’ won the Fedrigoni Top Award, and the series was exhibited at the Museo di Casa Romei, Ferrara, Italy. Giovanni Cocco was the finalist at Emerging Photographer Grant, Magnum Foundation, 2016, and in the same year the MACRO, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rome, showcased his solo exhibition.
Kevin Graham’ s (Miami 1981) work focuses on the juxtaposition between the urban architecture, the natural environment and the human interactions within. Through his lens Graham explores the world, providing a unique prospective, which enables an emotional response, suggesting perhaps a more profound yet playful view of the world. The artist’s process not only involves photographing and editing, but experimenting with different mediums. Kevin Graham travels extendedly for his photography projects, which are showcased and sold worldwide.
Yener Torun’s (Istanbul 1982) art-photography compositions focus on the relations between space and the experience we have in it. Conceptually the artist transforms the urban landscape, reframing architecture as geometric abstraction, creating an alternative reality. After studying architecture, Yener Torun started a photography project focusing on lesser known buildings and side streets. Since then his work has been featured in major publications such as The Guardian, The Washington Post, CBS News, establishing him as one of the most interesting emerging artists of today. His body of work has been showcased and collected worldwide.
ARTE GLOBALE, the gallery of the world, (London HQ) represents a handpicked selection of international contemporary artists and provides a platform for collectors to discover, enjoy and acquire exceptional art. Showcasing both established and emerging artists, ARTE GLOBALE strictly researches aesthetically and conceptually valuable works that speak a global language. The artists represented have shown their work at top-tier events and have been acquired around the world.
SCOPE MIAMI BEACH 2018
The 18th edition of SCOPE Miami Beach returns to Ocean Drive and 8th Street in its bespoke pavilion on the sand. Honoured by the City of Miami Beach Mayor’s Office and Commission for its extraordinary cultural impact, SCOPE Miami Beach features 140 International Exhibitors from 25 countries and 60 cities, and welcomes 60,000 visitors over the course of 6 days. Amidst an unprecedented outpouring of critical acclaim from press, curators and collectors, and a digital and social media outreach campaign garnering over 450 million impressions, SCOPE Miami Beach is once again poised to lead the charge for the emerging contemporary art market.
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