The steel monolith discovered in southern Utah. Courtesy of the Utah Department of Public Safety.
Happy Friday Addictees!
OK, so who has a theory about these big shiny "monoliths" popping up (and disappearing) in different countries? It first appeared in Red Rock Canyon, Utah, and now we have one waving at us from northern Romania. Is it a work of art? The work of aliens? Or alien art? The truth is out there 👽
But on to things we can explain - this week's Weekend Art Fix. Today we bring you photography by the superb Fred Stichnoth, specifically, a work from his East Indies series, which captures moments in time in a fast disappearing culture.
A little about Fred...
Fred Stichnoth entered the world of professional photography in 1987, when he was hired as an assistant to the famous German photographer Walter Schels.
The 1990s saw Fred enjoying success as a portrait photographer, photographing the likes of director Wim Wenders; Thaddeus Ropac in his Austrian castle for Vogue; an exuberant Chrissie Hynde from The Pretenders for EMI Records; Pink Floyd in Berlin; and numerous album covers for many artists and bands.
During the mid-nineties, Fred became enamoured with fashion photography. His photos were used in high fashion editorials for magazines and catalogues for a plethora of brands.
The German-born photographer relinquished life as a celebrity and fashion photographer in the late nineties, where he was poised for popularity, in order to decamp to the East Indies - a home that is fast disappearing, along with their customs, legends, ceremony and regalia.
Stichnoth’s portraiture studies the beauty of women and ethnic culture using a unique combination borne out of necessity and unconscious influence. He employs an old fashioned technique whereby a backdrop is used to separate the subject from their surroundings. This juxtaposition is striking when the subject is so obviously separated from their natural environment. He also uses motifs and poses that echo the stylised productions in fashion magazines. The final picture comes together like an ethereal sculpture, caught on photographic paper.
Enjoy this week's Weekend Art Fix 💖
Medium: Fine art gicleé print on Hahnemühle Bamboo paper with embossed stamp signature
Edition: Medium Format - Limited to 15 or Large Format - Limited to 10
Size: Medium Format - 70.0cm x 70.0cm or Large Format - 100.0cm x 100.0cm
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Fred's works can also be viewed in our Artsy Viewing Room
In other news...
'Tis the season! The baby Jeez (how an Addictee Italian mamma pronounces Jesus in English 😍) is having a birthday. Presents are being exchanged and if you'd like to give the gift of art, there's still time for it to arrive before Christmas. Give us a shout if you have any questions.
Don't forget, our virtual exhibition #INYAFACEAgain is still happening. The first 5 clients to purchase from the show during the exhibition period will receive an extra special Addicted Art Gallery gift. Ho! Ho! Ho!
If it's all too much, take Hal's (2001: A Space Odyssey) advice and "sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over."
Until the next one, we come in peace 🖖...
Blair & El xox