Saturday, February 27, 2016

Witkin!



The habib introduced me to Witkin a number of years ago. The guy is a genius, crafting beauty and depth from death, mutilation and the less common. 

So when we heard that last week a Witkin exhibition was opening at the Foto Museo Cuatro Caminos, we made sure we were there! And do you know who else was there? Joel-Peter Witkin in person! Whoa! Many of his photographs were taken in Mexico, with Mexican subjects. So if there was one special place to see his work, and to meet him, it was right here. 

It was a double exhibition, with paintings by his twin brother, Jerome. An interesting artist, no doubt. But the work of his brother Joel-Peter was, unquestionably, the centre of attention.

It had been a while since I had been to an exhibition like this, every single photograph capturing your gaze, your mind lost in the light, the shapes, the details, the references... A truly wonderful collection. You shouldn't miss it if you're in the city.    






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