"TinTones - Rough Print" by the German / American artist Michael A. Russ
The exhibition shows his fascinating contemporary artworks in a unique Lambda edition for the first time in Asia from June 1st until July 31st, 2012 in Seoul at Club MOW - Art Gallery >>
631-13 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-895.
"...There was an opening ceremony held at 2 p.m. on June 1, 2012 at the Club MOW. A selection of personalities from all walks of life were invited to the reception. Among them were President Lee Hee-Kyung of HK Consulting Company, Managing Director Alexander Lee Young-Soo, President Liuba HY Min of West Lake ITC, and President Park Tae-Young of Jang Rak Development Co., owner Club MOW." Resource: SEOUL TIMES - read article >> Fotos: Seoul Times and Art Place Seoul
New York, Paris, Los Angeles, Hamburg, Munich and Berlin are the most important stations of Michael A. Russ's creative input while developing his distinctive form of expressionism. Photography and film are the basis for the multi-faceted mastery of his art.
"Russ's pictures reveal the sensuality and aestheticism of the female body. They reflect a spectacular experimental power, incorporating various photographic techniques, like layering, solarization and rayogramming to his negative/positive images. The artist's imaginative, partly eccentric arrangements evoke an atmosphere of mood which lends character and irresistible attraction taking the viewers mind effortlessly to the surreal world of motion pictures." - Kunst Magazin Berlin
"His approach to photography is with the eyes of a painter working with light." - Tom Waits
Michael A. Russ's avantguardistic approach to photography resulted in his TinTone process, based on 35mm black and white film. His "one of a kind" silver gelatine prints are some-times chemically toned/tinted, often masked/solarized and handcolored. Many years of experimentation and exposure through numerous international portfolio publications and exhibitions of TinTone prints make his limited edition artworks unique and valuable.