Lorenzo Vitturi, Dalston Anatomy :
Vitturi is an Italian artist. He usually mixes photography, installation and sculpture.
The Dalston Anatomy's exhibition is a testimony of the ambiance in the local market on Ridley road in Dalston, East London. Actually, he took pictures, created collages and made sculptures with materials and objects he has found in this market.
All the pieces of art present in this exhibition traduce the complicated process of change and so the time that passed. He reaches this meaning thanks to rotted fruit and decay ambiance in the photos.
Vitturi focuses on the abstract but universal language of shapes, colors and compositions.
This photos is made with off-camera which lets the audience imagine the surrounding. It stops the idea of restriction and lets this photos lived ! Which reprensent well the alive ambiance that a market infers.
The fact that the photo has been zoomed and because of the colors, this piece of art is really attention-feting. This is how you can realize how important are the color sin a piece of art, you have to choose them according to the effect you want it to have on the audience. This photo is disturbing because the purple seems not appropriate for the subject and it matches weirdly with the yellow which keeps your attention focused.
The place chosen to presented this installation (the corner of the room) is perhaps aimed at giving it a volume. In addition the fabric taken in photo seems to go out from the wall which definitely mislead the audience on the flat reality of this piece of art. The volume given thanks to those two processes recreate the ambiance of the market.
In general, the composition of this exhibition refers to the market itself because of the messy disposition of the pieces of art.
By the reproduction of the market, this exhibition, with all the pieces of art, seems very alive, we can imagine a lot of noise thanks to all the bright colors present in the photos. Everything is a balanced and harmonized mess.
Kasimir Malevich, Tate Modern :
Kasimir Malevich, an artist as influential as he was radical, cast a long shadow over the history of modern art. This, his first retrospective in thirty years and the first ever in the UK, unites works from collections in Russia, the US and Europe to tell a fascinating story of revolutionary ideals and the power of art itself.
Malevich (1879–1935) lived and worked through one of the most turbulent periods in twentieth century history. Having come of age in Tsarist Russia, Malevich witnessed the First World War and the October Revolution first-hand.
His early experiments as a painter led him towards the invention of suprematism, a bold visual language of abstract geometric shapes and stark colours, epitomised by the Black Square. One of the defining works of modernism, the painting was revealed to the world after months of secrecy and was hidden again for almost half a century after its creator’s death. It sits on a par with Duchamp’s ‘readymade’ as a game-changing moment in twentieth century art and continues to inspire and confound viewers to this day.
Starting from his early paintings of Russian landscapes, agricultural workers and religious scenes, the exhibition follows Malevich’s journey towards abstract painting and his suprematist masterpieces, his temporary abandonment of painting in favour of teaching and writing, and his much-debated return to figurative painting in later life.
Head of a peasant girl :
Malevich study as well colors, shape as texture. The shadows of this painting are really relevant because it gave us an idea of the material which could be iron tho.
Suprematism 1915 :
The work on the colors in those three paintings is really relevant from Malevich's style and also reminds of Mondrian and all the neoplastician's artist's work.
THis work on colors and shapes is aimed at finding the right balance on the restarted support that is an canvas. Depending from the place the artist chose for his shape will definite the final balance of the masterpiece. But in a way, this work could be definite as subjective because the balance's result depends of the perception we have of it. In my opinion, this is a success, because with only colors and shapes those canvas are definitely harmonious, nothing wrong in it.
rotted banana :
The colors used for those two photos (see up and down) are quiet hight octane, which lets the audience imagine that the market those fruit are originally from is kind an exotic market. Which means he has attempted to recreate the ambiance of the market trought his work and in this one, especially throught the colors. The fact that the fruit are rotted refers to decay and death but on the contrary, the fact that it is a sculpture that needs balanced to stay stand up refers to life. The bright colors lay an emphasis on the life as well.
This installation mixes photography and installation. The installation is based on a natural aspect with the texture and the subject taken in photo for the background. The man taken in photo is a local man, which help the audience go to this market through this installation.
This installation is different from the others, on one hand because of the table, the colors and on the other hand because of the absence of fruit.
The support of this canvas is a material taken directly from the market and which looks like a crate used in it which recreate the ambiance of it.
Even if those three masterpieces are very different from the one which are famous in the world we can definitely already see how important the colors are in his work.