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Grotesque, decadent and sublime: Gareth Pugh and Paulina Otylie Surys collaboration unveiled at the NUE galerie

 

To celebrate the opening of their new space in the 10th arrondissement, the NUE galerie has invited Paulina Otylie Surys to show 20 previously unseen photographs featuring the private collection of fashion designer Gareth Pugh.

The NUE galerie launches its new Parisian space with the provocative aesthetic of artist Paulina Otylie Surys.

Twenty silver halide photographs – some of which have been reconstructed in 3D – all evoking the Victorian era (if Queen Vic had been a fetishist punk) are on show. Once a classical painter, the Polish photographer reworks the negatives with ink on dry dyes to create gothic compositions of a deeply dramatic nature.

Also a huge fan of textile arts, Surys gained access, especially for this exhibition, to designer Gareth Pugh’s private collection of clothing. Resolutely avant-garde, the designer’s dark and utterly modern world exacerbates the photographs, granting them a most surrealist quality.

 

Enigmatic, grotesque, supernatural, luxurious, decadent, sensual… In short, sublime. 

 

 

England Fallen. Working with Gareth Pugh,                      

Paulina Otylie Surys at NUE galerie

35 rue Lucien Sampaix, Paris X,

from April 7th to May 8th 2016.  

 

By Clara Blanca   

 

Paulina Otylie Surys, England Fallen. Working with Gareth Pugh

Courtesy NUE galerie.

At Arles, Ann Ray plunges us into the intimate world of Alexander McQueen
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At Arles, Ann Ray plunges us into the intimate world of Alexander McQueen

Photography At this year’s Rencontres d'Arles, French photographer Ann Ray takes us on an intimate journey into the world of one of fashion’s most iconic designers. A humble and touching exhibition shows Alexander McQueen in a new light. At this year’s Rencontres d'Arles, French photographer Ann Ray takes us on an intimate journey into the world of one of fashion’s most iconic designers. A humble and touching exhibition shows Alexander McQueen in a new light.

Carlo Mollino’s erotic Polaroids inspire Jeremy Scott for Moschino
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Carlo Mollino’s erotic Polaroids inspire Jeremy Scott for Moschino

Photography It was only when he died that Carlo Mollino’s erotic Polaroids came to light at his villa in Turin. Countless images of half-naked anonymous women caught in lascivious poses. For his sublime fall-winter 2018/19 pre-collection, Jeremy Scott drew inspiration from these saucy pictures taken in the Italian architect, designer and photographer’s spare time. It was only when he died that Carlo Mollino’s erotic Polaroids came to light at his villa in Turin. Countless images of half-naked anonymous women caught in lascivious poses. For his sublime fall-winter 2018/19 pre-collection, Jeremy Scott drew inspiration from these saucy pictures taken in the Italian architect, designer and photographer’s spare time.

Robert Frank : The birth of a legend
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Robert Frank : The birth of a legend

Photography Robert Frank’s celebrated portrait of his adopted homeland, the americans, turns 60 this year. To mark the book’s anniversary, les Rencontres d’Arles are organizing a major exhibition tracing Frank’s early career. Numéro art looks back at the photographer’s beginnings up to publication of the book that made his reputation, accompanying them with rare contact sheets from the cult volume. Robert Frank’s celebrated portrait of his adopted homeland, the americans, turns 60 this year. To mark the book’s anniversary, les Rencontres d’Arles are organizing a major exhibition tracing Frank’s early career. Numéro art looks back at the photographer’s beginnings up to publication of the book that made his reputation, accompanying them with rare contact sheets from the cult volume.

The exclusive fashion story of Miles Aldridge and Harland Miller for Numéro art
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The exclusive fashion story of Miles Aldridge and Harland Miller for Numéro art

Photography To end the year on a high note, Numéro Art invited the renowed photographer Miles Alridge to reinterpret the work of artist Harland Miller. Then young phenomenon, who is close to Tracey Emin and Jarvis Cocker, became famous in the noughties for his large-format paintings inspired by paperback covers, an oeuvre of powerful, corrsive irony. To end the year on a high note, Numéro Art invited the renowed photographer Miles Alridge to reinterpret the work of artist Harland Miller. Then young phenomenon, who is close to Tracey Emin and Jarvis Cocker, became famous in the noughties for his large-format paintings inspired by paperback covers, an oeuvre of powerful, corrsive irony.

The Barbican Gallery celebrates counter-culture
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The Barbican Gallery celebrates counter-culture

Photography From London Teddy Boys to transgender prostitutes in Chili, the Barbican Art Gallery in London is honouring counter-cultures from the 1950s to the present day in an exhibition entitled Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins, from February 28th to May 27th. From London Teddy Boys to transgender prostitutes in Chili, the Barbican Art Gallery in London is honouring counter-cultures from the 1950s to the present day in an exhibition entitled Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins, from February 28th to May 27th.

“Shadows on the Wall”: Peter Lindbergh captures today’s great actresses
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“Shadows on the Wall”: Peter Lindbergh captures today’s great actresses

Photography Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Julianne Moore and Uma Thurman… Peter Lindbergh presents a previously unseen selection of images from the shooting of the 2016/17 Pirelli calendar. “Shadows on the Wall” immerses us in a primitive and authentic beauty. Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Julianne Moore and Uma Thurman… Peter Lindbergh presents a previously unseen selection of images from the shooting of the 2016/17 Pirelli calendar. “Shadows on the Wall” immerses us in a primitive and authentic beauty.