Exhibitions at Galerie Alex Daniels / Reflex Amsterdam
115 vintage prints from the 1970's and 1980's. Unique pieces.
In the series, A Photographic Portrayal of the Paintings of Balthus, Hisaji Hara brings together two modes of artistic expression. An important collection of works, including still lives, has been selected from this series for Hisaji Hara’s first solo show at Galerie Alex Daniels. Hara has embraced the traditional process of albumen silver development, as well as more contemporary technology that converts digital data into inkjet prints. Works created through these contrasting methods ar… more
Galerie Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam, is proud to present a two-month solo exhibition of works by Daido Moriyama, Japan’s foremost photographer. This will be a timely opportunity to view an extensive collection of both iconic and new work by the photographer prior to a major show William Klein/Daido Moriyama at Tate Modern, London, later this year. Moriyama’s extensive oeuvre has been for the most part a love letter to Shinjuku, the bustling area of Tokyo where businessmen, touris… more
R O G E R B A L L E NANIMAL ABSTRACTIONopening Saturday, November 12 from 5 - 7 pm in the presence of the artist.Roger Ballen is regarded as one of the world’s foremost practitioner’s of black and white photography. He has been shooting in monochrome for nearly half a century, from his renowned documentary images of South African villagers to his recent extraordinary explorations of the psyche and its aesthetic.Ballen’s work has been exhibited across the globe, and is widely … more
NOBUYOSHI ARAKIIt Was Once a Paradise23 April - 16 July 2011opening: Saturday, 23 April from 5 - 7 pmFor many decades now, Nobuyoshi Araki’s central themes have been sex and death. In his photographs they have always co-existed, depended on each other: there can be no lust for life, without the threat of death.In this as-yet-unseen collection of devastating new works by the world-famous Japanese photographer, now in his 71st year, it is not so much death he is concerned with, but grief. In… more
MOBYDESTROYED – INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION at GALERIE ALEX DANIELS – REFLEX AMSTERDAM starting May 31st 2011American artist Moby launches a photographic exhibition and a photo book in London, New York, Gent, Berlin, Paris, Milano, Amsterdam, Bologna & L.A.Destroyed, Moby’s forthcoming new album and accompanying book of photography is set for release on May 16th, alongside an international programme of exhibition of photographs, which will take place throughout th… more
KRISTEN - As Seen by Miles Aldridge and Chantal Joffe
In this rare artistic collaboration, the photographer Miles Aldridge invited contemporary painter Chantal Joffe to explore the theme of 'the artist and model'. The resulting works in colour and black and white photographs, ink and pencil drawings and paintings in watercolour and oils create a fascinatingly obsessive and emotional study of one woman: the model Kristen McMenamy.
Aldridge is well known for high-gloss, high-drama images of women… more
Photographs 1980 - 2010
Photographs 1980 - 2010
"We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes," was the motto adopted by the city of Detroit, after it was ravaged by the great fire of 1805. American photographer Andrew Moore distils the spirit of this message in his haunting large-scale images of decay and renewal. From Cuba to Russia to Detroit, Moore seeks out disused, wrecked buildings and captures the moment that nature stakes her claim on their ravaged grandeur.
15 of Moo… more
ALLA ESIPOVICH - NO COMMENT
We cordially invite you to the opening of the show
at our new dependence Lijnbaansgracht 318 in Amsterdam
on Friday, January 15th from 5 to 7 pm
The artist will be present.
A photographer working for a fashionable brand or a glossy magazine knows what is expected from him: to show a product or a person in as favourable light as possible, and to turn the viewer/reader into a buyer. Russian born Alla Esipovich knows all about it. While taking photographs of "the be… more
Contemporary & Vintage Photography
With recent works by
The Rape of Africa
Colin Wiggins, The National Gallery, London
Fantasy and Truth
Fantasy and truth Fantasy - crazy and brash, bright, loud and glamorous. David LaChapelle's photographs (...) evoke a world of excess and exuberance, populated by beautiful people who are flawless and immaculate. (...)
David LaChapelle is deeply concerned with beauty but he is not blind to its flip side, ugliness. In "The Rape of Africa" - David LaChapelle's response to Botticelli's paintin… more
Phyllis Galembo "Masquerade, a Decade"We cordially invite you to the opening of the show onSaturday, May 23 from 4 to 6 pmThe artist will be present"haute nature - haute couture"One of characteristics of the Western man is his fascination with primeval cultures. Since the voyagers in the 14th century up till now, five centuries later, the globe has been explored over and over again, by modernists like Picasso and Braque and ethnic fashion studies by Irving Penn, by contemporary mass tourism to e… more
America fast forward
No photo album is more symbolic of 'the American way of life' than Suburbia by Bill Owens (1938 San Jose, California) published in 1973. It is a visual report of the social revolution that took place after World War II, when middle class America started moving in huge numbers from the busy city centres to the suburbs. Suburbia is the work of an insider, for Bill Owens himself moved to one of these prefab suburbs in the early seventies, a young newly wed pioneer. He noticed… more
Looking at work done in the seventies and eighties by the American photographer Gary Lee Boas, who became famous for his snapshots of celebrities, something odd happens to you. You start noticing other accents and details. Clearly you cannot ignore the 'portraits' of Dustin Hoffman, John Travolta, Aretha Franklin, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor and all the others in this perpetual motion machine of stars. But they have become a point of departure. Now, in retroaction, the occasional passers-by an… more
The Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama - Osaka 1938 - shot his first picture when he was thirteen years old. Since then he hasn't stopped his frantic investigation and recording of the world through the lens of his 35-mm camera. He did this without any preliminary plan. Smart and the more baffling when one delves into his randomly shot pictures that often have crooked perspectives and images out of focus. Everything matches: the composition, the idea 'behind the photograph' and the way he hand… more
Scratching At The Veneer Of Glamour
Mike Aldridge presents his second exhibition at Reflex New Art Gallery
The striking aspect about modern fashion photography is: it's becoming more and more uniform. Pick up any glamour magazine and look at the advertisements of the important brand names. Handsome youths who can just about differentiate between the luxury brands if you were to cover up the logos. The same applies also to the editorial pages. Fashion photographers in general are given complete … more
Reflex Art Gallery in Amsterdam presents an exclusive look at the polaroids and working methods of a leading Japanese master.
The work of Yasumasa Morimura exists in a theatrical world between photography and performance. The artist purposely leaps across cultures and eras, overriding issues of gender and race, casting himself in a wide variety of roles. He imitates Madonna, Michael Jackson and other icons of American pop culture as well as slipping into the skin of a stereotypical Japanese ma… more