Tristan and Isolde

  • Slevin Aaron
  • 2014
  • Inv. No. 266.15.07
  • Edition 9 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Persone

Slevin Aaron delves into the realm of myth, staging the tormented love story of Tristan and Isolde in the moment of its dramatic epilogue. Tristan, lethally struck by a venomous weapon, is joined by Isolde, who, unable to save him, let herself die in her lover’s arms. According to the legend, their bodies were buried next to each other; on their graves, grew two plants whose branches intertwine – a testimony to their eternal embrace.
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.