Posts tagged portraits
Angels and Wolves

 
 
 

The story, essentially true, according to Shuttleworth, became the bones of the Angels and Wolves narrative.

Gerard O'Connor and Marc Wasiak's photographic art works are as darkly beautiful as they are enormous; sometimes as tall as your average impeccably tailored Victorian wolf man, wide as any wigged dowager who ever rustled across a croquet lawn in lavender scented silk. They're also real photographs, though not exactly. They're historically accurate, but not really. They're digitally enhanced by a third artist, Matthew Ryan, but not so that their innate reality is compromised. Sort of.


"They're factual fiction," photographer O'Connor says. "A modern fairytale response to history," stylist Wasiak says.

Media

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/angels-and-wolves-exhibition-conjures-gothic-tales-from-the-history-of-labassa-20170425-gvrplj.html

http://www.issimomag.com/p/4/a/22659/art-of-darkness-p1771

 

 
Inside the Mansion
 

2009


While in China, Gerard & Marc undertook the creation of two ambitious new series. One depicted the family dramas of a Qing-Dynasty household presented in the style of a soap opera; the other set in a Diesel Engine Factory from the period of the Cultural Revolution. This second project was shot before a large public audience. It was remarkable that they could make such a work, which essentially satirized the period, with the support of the official festival and to the delight of the audience. Their ability to work inter-culturally on challenging themes is remarkable. A testament not only to their courage as artists but also their skill in engaging people from diverse backgrounds and drawing them in to consider challenging new ideas.


Awards

Winner of Pingyao Jin Hou Niao Zun award 2011 for best international Work