Bohemi z Montparnassa Bohemians from Montparnasse

Jean Cocteau & Veno Pilon Jean Cocteau & Veno Pilon

2016

Sebastião Salgado: Geneza Sebastião Salgado: Genesis

pregledna razstava fotografskega velikana overview exhibition of the notorious photographer

2016

PhotoMagicPhotoMagic

Stane Jagodič, Gábor Kerekes, Branko Lenart Stane Jagodič, Gábor Kerekes, Branko Lenart

2016

Portfolio Review 2016

  Festival Fotonični trenutki – Mesec fotografije 2016 vabi fotografe, da predstavijo svoja dela na Portfolio Review, ki bo potekal […]

2016

Natečaj za Večerne projekcije Open call for Evening Projections

Mednarodni natečaj za sodobne fotografe International contest for contemporary photographers

2016

Roberto Kusterle – Zrcalo telesa

 
 
 

In the series of female images Kusterle is inspired by the contemporary meaning of beauty and external perfection, burdened by the un-acceptance of what is natural and inevitable. In lack of inner harmony and the respect for the dignity of ageing, contemporary aesthetics vainly approaches interventions to the body, while the author starts the process from the opposite direction. He covers a young body with signs of age and thus contrastingly confronts youthful freshness with wrinkles and withered skin.
Other images representing human monologue or the interlacing of several figures, which seem to be loosing their individual boundaries and natural shapes, are molded into a new conglomerate, united into a fantasy creature or changed into an association of something else – only careful observation with quite some imagination can uncover the reconstruction of actual staging of these models. The author exploits the mirror image of the human body, built of two similar halves on the outside with unique proportions between its parts, which all cause the viewer to misidentify human extremities in front of him/her. His mirror is a self-reflection of relationships, social and existential questions which are symbolically captured in each specific composition. Kusterle’s work cannot be labeled purely as photographic. His photographs are the result of an accurate and intended optical effect; the author first uses the roles of a painter, a sculptor and a scenographer and thus creates the conditions for his motif by physically handling the body and positioning it. The camera comes in at the very end and in its most classic role – to document the staging in front of it.

V nizu ženskih portretov je avtorjev vir navdiha sodobni pomen lepote in zunanje perfekcije, obremenjen z ne-sprejemanjem naravnega in neizbežnega. V pomanjkanju notranjega sožitja in spoštovanja dostojanstva staranja se sodobna estetika z raznimi posegi v telo bori z mlini na veter, avtor pa se procesa loti iz obratne smeri. Na mlado telo nanese starostne znake in v isti kompoziciji kontrastno sooči mladostno svežino z gubami in uvelo kožo. Ostale podobe človeškega monologa ali prepleta več figur, ki med seboj izgubljajo meje in svoje naravne oblike, pa zgnete v nov konglomerat, jih združi v fantazijsko bitje ali spremeni v asociacijo nečesa drugega in šele natančno opazovanje z obilico domišljije nas privede do rekonstrukcije dejanske postavitve modelov. Avtor izrabi zrcalnost telesa, grajenega iz dveh podobnih polovic v svojevrstnem kanonu razmerij med telesnimi deli, ki gledalca zmede, da napačno identificira človeške okončine pred seboj. Njegovo ogledalo odseva medčloveške odnose, družbena in eksistenčna vprašana, simbolično ujeta v posamezno kompozicijo. Kusterletovo delo bi bilo preskromno označiti samo za fotografsko. Njegove fotografije so rezultat natančnega in v naprej zamišljenega optičnega učinka, saj avtor najprej v vlogi slikarja, kiparja in scenografa s fizično obdelavo telesa in njegovo postavitvijo izdela pogoje za svoj motiv. Fotoaparat pride na vrsto zadnji v svoji popolnoma klasični vlogi – dokumentirati inscenacijo, ki je postavljena pred njim.