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Interview with Fabrice Bigot

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Born in France, Fabrice Bigot is a photographer who lives and works in Melbourne.  His latest collection, 'Naked Garden' can be viewed here at ATFA.  This is an interview with Bigot about the collection, art and the secret lives of plants.    What is about suburbia/gardens at night that intrigues you?  Do you find suburbia eerie at night?I am not really interested in suburbia actually.  The concept of suburbia is a very Australian thing and I am from Europe.  Instead, my fascination goes to large urban sites - Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, Los Angeles, etc... I love the contrast...

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Fabrice Bigot - Naked Garden

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At night, in the midst of suburbia Fabrice Bigot discovers his subject matter.  He shoots flowers, lit just by streetlamps like breathing organisms.  The results are more alien than familiar, more sensuous than pretty.  In the embrace of night, Bigot’s botanicals are stripped of colour and left to their essential form.      Flowers - long since an aesthetic delight are given new emphasise under Bigot’s eye.  He stalks his subject matter, provoking a darkness that is both unsettling and alluring.  His flowers gently lap from centre frame, enshrouded by a veil of black.  They sink from light to dark,...

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Interview with Nigel Sense

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Nigel Sense is an up-and-coming Australian artist.  His latest collection, ‘21st Moments’ is up at Angela Tandori Fine Art.  Here is an interview with Sense about himself, his art and the Aussie identity.    Regarding your works of AFL, rugby and tennis players - are you a sports fan? No I’m not a sports fan at all. I’m interested in painting what a male in Australian society is supposed to be. For example, loving sport, eating steak, into driving cars love to BBQ and so on but I don’t do any of those things. I seem to not fit the...

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Nigel Sense - 21st Moments

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Footy, businessmen, bouquets and Tinder - Nigel Sense’s collection is a slideshow of ‘21st Moments’.  These moments are familiar.  Sense starts a conversation with us about our lives.  He places icons of the everyday on display and invites us to rediscover their significance.   Sense tackles love and intimacy.  In ‘Rose Bouquet’, he pays homage to the lover’s dozen.  The bouquet is made lively, reinjected with passion and romance.  In ‘I Love Tinder’ romance is undercut.  Here, Sense snaps a private moment between lovers.  He questions sex and love in the internet age.  Whether celebratory or subversive, Sense’s take is...

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Christopher Rimmer Collection: African Son

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Born and raised in South Africa, Christopher Rimmer is one of the most prolific and talented photographers working in Melbourne today. Christopher immigrated to Australia in 1981 where he commenced formal photographic studies, firstly under Werner Hammerstingl and then later at Rusden College under Paul Green. Christopher’s images are a visual manifestation of his life-long love affair with South Africa’s wildlife and its wide open spaces. Raised in a gold-mining community near Johannesburg, Christopher is familiar with the industrialization characteristic of the country's colonial history and has throughout his life sought to dig deeper and farther into the true, eternal...

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