10.07.14 - 06.09.14 William Klein

28.05.14 - 27.06.14 Boris Savelev

28.03.14 - 24.05.14 Lucas Foglia - Frontcountry

18.09.13 - 23.11.13 Miyako Ishiuchi

21.06.13 - 30.08.13 Chloe Sells - Senescence

02.05.13 - 12.06.13 Nobuyoshi Araki

27.04.13 - 28.04.13 SPLINTER - An Independent Photography...

12.02.13 - 28.03.13 Michael Eastman: Havana

01.11.12 - 01.12.12 Lucas Foglia

07.09.12 - 27.10.12 Daido Moriyama - Tights and Lips

30.05.12 - 28.07.12 Valérie Belin – ‘Yohoho’

20.04.12 - 24.05.12 Alex Prager - Compulsion

02.02.12 - 05.04.12 Guy Bourdin

02.12.11 - 21.01.12 Boris Savelev - Colour Constructions

07.10.11 - 12.11.11 Jerusalem

08.09.11 - 01.10.11 Alejandro Chaskielberg - High Tide

15.07.11 - 25.08.11 Patagonia

13.05.11 - 09.07.11 Burke + Norfolk: Photographs from th...

24.02.11 - 21.04.11 Sohei Nishino - The Diorama Map Series

08.12.10 - 12.02.11 Winter Contemporary

14.10.10 - 06.12.10 Robert Bergman

10.09.10 - 10.10.10 Daido Moriyama

26.07.10 - 21.08.10 Guy Bourdin

10.06.10 - 17.07.10 Alex Prager - Week End

07.05.10 - 05.06.10 Daniele Tamagni and Araminta de Clermont

24.03.10 - 01.05.10 Yoshihiko Ueda - QUINAULT

14.01.10 - 20.02.10 Kishin Shinoyama- NUDE

25.11.09 - 09.01.10 C O L O U R - Group Show

22.10.09 - 21.11.09 Ellen von Unwerth- Fräulein

10.09.09 - 17.10.09 Starting with a Photograph

27.07.09 - 05.09.09 Revive - Group Show

04.06.09 - 25.07.09 Ofer Wolberger (Life with) Maggie

21.04.09 - 30.05.09 Boris Savelev- 31 Years

11.03.09 - 20.04.09 Miyako Ishiuchi Mother's

05.02.09 - 10.03.09 Scarlett Hooft Graafland-You Winter, ...

13.01.09 - 31.01.09 John Davies Rachel Whiteread HOUSE

20.11.08 - 10.01.09 Nobuyoshi Araki- Hana Kinbaku

09.10.08 - 17.11.08 Simon Norfolk - Full Spectrum Dominance

30.08.08 - 04.10.08 Tiina Itkonen - Ultima Thule

25.06.08 - 27.08.08 Polly Borland - Bunny

25.04.08 - 16.06.08 Alex Prager - The Big Valley

07.03.08 - 12.04.08 Tod Papageorge - Passing through Eden

28.11.07 - 11.01.08 Jeff Bark

04.10.07 - 26.11.07 Eyes Of An Island - Japanese Photogra...

06.08.07 - 31.08.07 Group Show I

21.06.07 - 21.07.07 Valerie Belin

20.04.07 - 01.06.07 Scarlett Hooft Graafland

22.02.07 - 07.04.07 John Davies - The British Landscape

26.11.06 - 03.01.07 Jeff Bark - Abandon

01.10.06 - 28.10.06 Eleven Contemporaries

01.07.06 - 15.08.06 Valérie Belin - Pallette & Chips

07.10.05 - 26.10.05 ARAKI

08.06.05 - 20.08.05 Dodo Jin Ming - Free Element / Behind...

04.02.05 - 24.03.05 Tina Itkonen - Inughuit

24.06.04 - 30.08.04 Desiree Dolron - Xteriors

26.11.03 - 03.01.04 Laura Letinsky

24.09.03 - 22.11.03 Desiree Dolron - "Te dí todos mis su...


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Desiree Dolron - Xteriors

24.06.04 - 30.08.04

Xteriors II
© Desiree Dolron

Colour coupler print on Endura Paper

Large: 125 x 165cm, edition of 8

The outstanding Dutch artist Desiree Dolron has produced a new series of images which has been three years in the making. Entitled Xteriors, this group of nine seamlessly constructed works have the quality of Old Master paintings, although they are in fact digital photographic composites of several different faces. The portrait Katya, seen here, is one of the first pieces made for this series and shows us the definitive direction that the project has taken. The series will be finally revealed in its entirety at the Michael Hoppen Gallery.

Dolron's aesthetic is intricately linked to the Flemish school of primitive portrait painters such as Petrus Christus, Rogier van der Weyden and the interior Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershoi. Dolron does not try to emulate their work but rather adapts the aesthetic to her 21st century vision, which is as complex in construction as the paintings themselves. Each piece of work is built using state-of-the-art digital technology, with the final results belying their true complexity. Like a painter, Dolron moves and mixes the objects and people who act within the tableaux by adding and changing elements within the frame: changing elements of their appearance with those of other people she has found to be more in keeping with her private dream of the final image. As with the Flemish painters she most admires, the work is covered again and again with the final images printed at nearly 6 feet high.

Dolron's previous projects have demonstrated her unique versatility as an artist, produced with an often astonishingly technical application. Images of religious rituals made whilst travelling in the Far East called 'Exhaltation'; her much admired series of Cuba 'I Give You All My Dreams' continues to create waves within the contemporary art and photography markets; and ‘Gaze’, her series of portraits taken under water, have all cemented her reputation as a powerful artist to be noted in an all too crowded arena.

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