april 1st - may 31st 2010
Bangwallop is excited to announce its next exhibition by globally renown photographer, Kamil Vojnar.
Running April 1st - May 31st. 2010
Grand opening April 2nd from 6.30-9pm here at Bangwallop
Kamil will give a talk on his work on April 3rd. 10am - 12.30pm also here at Bangwallop. Please call for reservations.
Kamil is regarded as one of the most creative and talented photographers of our times. His work is both inspirational and cutting edge as it pushes the boundaries of photography and art. Kamil is originally the Czech Republic but studied in New York where he has exhibited for many years and globally from Prague, Paris, to Seattle, Toronto and Santa Fe.
After years of living and working in New York City, he has now found a quiet refuge with his family in St. Remy de Provence, France, where he can fully concentrating on creating his own personal world of images.
“What drives my work is the contradictory world surrounding us.
So much beauty and so much suffering meet and go hand in hand.
But also it is the world of “elsewhere”. The world from where inspiration and intuition, leading my hand, arrives. From that space between the earth, the sky and our minds and hearts, where things happen, we don’t fully understand, but without which the world would be much grayer place.
I am trying to explore corners of our souls, where emotions reside. Emotions as reactions to the world outside and conflicting emotions of our most private worlds within. Because don’t we cry from immense sadness, but from happiness as well? “
“My working methods are pretty much “flying blind”, because as a photographer and painter I am basically self taught. Mostly oblivious to proper techniques and processes, I mix elements the way we reconstruct our last night dreams. From bits and pieces.
I let intuition and materials, I am working with, to lead me to conclusions, I never really see as fully finished and I revisit my images over and over again to place them in different logic and contexts.”
Kamils images are digitally layered from many different photographs and textures, printed in small editions, as ink-jet prints on fine art paper. Or they are layered images, printed on semitransparent Thai and Japanese papers, mounted to canvas, varnished with oil and wax, sometimes painted on further with oil paints.