Space Gallery St Barth celebrates the career of one of the world's most influential and iconic photographers, Marco Glaviano. The artist began his career in Milan and New York City, where he launched the careers of supermodels Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Eva Herzigova, and Paulina Porizkova. Widely credited with sophisticating the notion of the pin-up, Marco Glaviano's body of work played a fundamental role in elevating fashion photography from pictures in magazines to a fine art. In Marco Glaviano: The ‘80s, we celebrate the golden age of fashion, the supermodel, and its star photographer.
A pioneer of digital photography, Marco Glaviano was the first to publish a digital picture in American Vogue in 1982. While an early champion of this new medium, the artist prefers to apply little to no post-production technology to his own images. Instead, Glaviano captures the essence of his subject through his lens devoid of makeup, clothing, and digital touch-ups. Ruminating on what sets his body of work apart, Glaviano comments, "The important thing is to have a great subject to photograph. Good models are not just about looks; it is about the depth of the person inside, their personality, their character. This is what I photograph.”
Marco Glaviano’s photography has been displayed both domestically and internationally including thirty-two solo exhibitions in New York City, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, St Barth, Milan, Moscow, Palermo, and Capri. Fifteen books have been published to date cataloging his diverse body of work. Commercially, Glaviano's iconic images have graced the covers of the most prestigious fashion magazines in the world including Harpers Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Elle, and Vogue. The artist currently lives and works in Milan.
Established in 2011, Space Gallery St Barth is a contemporary art gallery dedicated to showcasing painting, photography, and sculpture by established and emerging artists. Since its inception, Space Gallery St Barth has built up an impressive roster of artists, curated international exhibitions, and participated in major art fairs including the Venice Biennale. As of today, the gallery has locations in St Barth and New York City and regularly exhibits in Monaco and Miami.