Artworks Rich in Contrasts
Sophie Belloni-Vitou finds a coherency between light, materials, and volumes. Thanks to this virtuous and elaborate triangle, she generates real emotion and interpellates reality through allegorical angles. The goal? To extract selective atmospheres, all within a precise composition. No accidents or futility, only the characteristic details are useful to the subject. The artist’s motto? Photography allows us to escape conformity and brings us back to basics.
“Photography is the first art that enabled me to paint with light, in a boundless creative process.”
Abstraction in Black and White
A professional architect, Italian artist Andrea Pavan has a particular interest in spatial arrangements. Geometry in particular fascinates him. Born in 1968, he graduated from the Florence University of Architecture in 1996. After launching his career, he devoted his spare time to photography. Over the years, this interest in the eighth art grew and his style evolved towards conceptualism. It was the advent of the Instagram social network that was to constitute a major transition for the artist.
Since 2014, he has used the platform to share his artworks, his artistic vision of a singularly geometric and resolutely stylised world. Outside of time and space, his creations obey a script in which light plays the starring role. They outline geometric forms in surrealist compositions in black and white.
Jonathan Walland, a photographer specialising in architecture and interiors, started taking photos at 13 and their value exceeds his years. He works for architecture or design agencies. At the same time, he develops his personal projects and notably a very minimalist series of buildings against black backgrounds.
Jonathan Walland’s aim is to keep the structural aspect of the building intact, while modifying the vision that we might have of it by playing on the lighting.
“I use minimalism as a method of clarification. My process eliminates distractions and allows the spectator to focus on the purest elements of photography: form, light, texture, and the way in which these components amalgamate.”