Alberto García-Alix is one of the most « In-vogue » Spanish photographers right now. Having established his reputation through his unique and raw artistic exploration of, (for want of a better phrase) the « under world »; he continues, with this film to demonstrate the paths that lead to this world and the characters that inhabit it…Referring to himself as the « eternal bad boy », García-Alix, holds the viewer in a vice grip with his « hypnotic » images; his lens guiding us through an unparalleled account of modern political and social realms and focusing on cities like Madrid, Paris and Peking. Although his works could be considered « intimate », he never falls into clichéic portrayals of his subjects. It would be more accurate to say that he delivers a uniquely “poetic” aesthetic; one that remains universal in its message. He has been commissioned pieces in Vogue and Vanity Fair and has amassed over 30 exhibitions throughout his illustrious career. On October 5th, to coincide with the special white night * (see post for this), his works from 1976-2008 are shown in the form a film that documents the different stages of his life. His portraits juxtaposed with large landscapes; his studies on the human condition will leave you, quite frankly blown away. Not to be missed, « From where there is no return », 2008.
October 5th – WHITE NIGHT – Marais-République, de 19h à 5h
LA GAÎTÉ LYRIQUE
3BIS RUE PAPIN
In partnership with avec Arte Creative and with the help of the kamel Mennour gallery, ww.kamelmennour.com