Valkyrie

  • Slevin Aaron
  • 2014
  • Inv. No. 266.15.01
  • Edition 9 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Ritratto
Size S
50x30cm Dimensions
Inkjet pigmented print on paper Hahnemuhle Technique
Showcase frame Mounting
 
Size M
60x36cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
 
80x49cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
 
60x36cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 
80x49cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 
Size L
100x61cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Americana Frame Mounting
 

A story is already told within the title, and the viewer is immediately brought to think of a Scandinavian myth. Valkyrie, daughter of the god Odin, wanders over the earthly world looking for bold heroes to bring to Valhalla, to help her father fight the crucial battle for the destiny of the world. In Aaron’s shot the courage and the strength of the mythological character are shaped into a refined appearance. Her delicate facial features are portrayed in a soft atmosphere, a milky and static fog from which Valkyrie stands out, melancholic in her cold majestic presence.
Slevin Aaron approached photography as a self-learner and later attended the Academy of Arts (Poland). In 2013, his photography series Secret Garden was awarded the first prize at the Hair Photography Contest Tosor. In the same year, he participated in the photo contest WUP (Poland), and since 2014 he has been pursuing his artistic career in both Poland and Italy. In Italy, his work has been exhibited for the first time at Martini, in Milan, on occasion of the launch of the Vogue Fashion Night Out, and then featured in An Iconic View of White, staged at Porsche Design Boutique. In Italy, he also participated in Hair Extravagance, a show staged at Palazzo Re Enzo (Bologna) and organised by Vogue, and in Around Lemon, in Rome. In addition to featuring in these major art exhibitions, Slevin Aaron’s shots have been also used to illustrate the cover of books published by major companies such as Random House, HarperCollins and Macmillan Publishers, as well as theatre posters and album covers. In the last two years, some of his shots have been selected by Alessia Glaviano, senior photo editor at Vogue Italia, for some shows. In 2015, Slevin Aaron has exhibited in three different Polish cities, and also participated in 45 Frames From PhotoVogue, staged at the Leica Gallery, Milan.