Flowers #4

  • Slevin Aaron
  • 2015
  • Inv. No. 266.15.06
  • Edition 9 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Persone
Size S
32x50cm Dimensions
Inkjet pigmented print on paper Hahnemuhle Technique
Showcase frame Mounting
 
Size M
39x60cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
 
52x80cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
 
52x80cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Showcase frame Mounting
 
39x60cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 
52x80cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 
Size L
65x100cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 

An ideal symmetry, an image where a woman steadily stands at the centre and prevents theviewer from looking beyond her. This female character, carrying a secret, seems to be guarding the passage that leads to a potentially infinite horizon, and tobe preserving a mystery that the viewer can only conceive. The minimality of the scene clashes with the figure of the headless woman, colourful and detailed, who immediately captures the eye.
Static images stuck in another dimension, a dimension both human and untouched by time. Main characters of these shots are figures with no face, human models that stand out like statues, enigmatic and inscrutable. Nevertheless, from this apparently lifeless scene stems a drop of bitterness. A melancholic haze lingers over the scene and becomes the distinctive feature of the picture. The image conveys a hopeless and gloomy feeling that cannot be disregarded. 
The spaces, either narrow or broad, are distant, detached. The viewer is transported to an atemporal dimension where everything is static, waiting for something to break up this cold monotony. The peculiar set of these shots is also the subject of the story and thus speaks to the viewer, echoing a message from and to the conscience. Faces are never shown: these subjects are anonymous, blending into the background - and, as such, main characters of a spectral and melancholic narration where the unsaid has silently taken over the plot.
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.