"Show Corporation" & "Enterprise Studios" Art Collective
Anja Womso and Camille Hooz present "Show Corporation."
“Show Corporation" is an international crew bringing together contemporary artists, photographers, performance, video and installation this time in a deeply inspirational series of London shows.
For the first one we have "The Dreamer" by "Enterprise Studios" Art Collective.
“The Dreamer” is inspired by the short novel “Sonador”, written by the Spanish writer Javier Miro. It tells the story of William Power, an intelligent and sophisticated actor, appreciated and respected by his peers. London, 1936 - he is visited by an old friend accompanied by a sweet girl. He cannot help but fall in love. From that moment William’s aspiration and endeavor is to posses her. However, this unrequited love pushes him over the edge of his own perceptions and into a downward spiral of confusion and madness, between dreams and reality.
Taking this novel as a narrative and their source of inspiration, the “Enterprise Studios” artists have evolved the theme further, revealing the beautiful side of a dream expressed by love, colours, feelings, as opposed to the other side of a dream being madness and confusion.
They are presenting an adaptation of the novel “The Dreamer” illustrated through diverse pieces of work by different artists with varied artistic backgrounds. All these pieces of work are merging into one concept that encompasses fashion photography, graphic design, illustration, performance, expressing the dreams of each artist, resulting in a unique piece of work.
Making connection with the viewer and letting their imagination flow, the goal is to make the public interact with the art, offering the viewers different perspectives of what a dream can be. The mission however is not just to show the dream by means of separate pieces of work, but via a fusion of theatrical performances, projection and music, thus turning the exhibition into a unique show.
“Enterprise Studios” is an international art collective coming from different fields but sharing the same passion for art, who have decided to join hands, believing that by uniting efforts they can make their artistic union stronger, more creative and versatile for the public.
Javier Martin is a Spanish photographer and one of the founders of “Enterprise Studios” who has been living and working in London for the past six years. He started his career in fashion at a very young age, working as a hair stylist at fashion shows. After moving to London he continued his career as a hair stylist, working in trendy salons around east London and collaborating with the most influential hair stylists of the fashion industry at various events such as London Fashion Week, and fashion shoots for such magazines as Vogue and i-D magazine. Developing his passion for art and photography, Javier has studied for a foundation degree in photography at the University of East London. He has been working as a freelance fashion photographer for the past 4 years, collaborating with other photographers, fashion designers, make-up artists and graphic designers.
You can check out his work at http://www.javiermartin.co.uk
Senorita Niubo is a “colour & light” artist with a background in advertising and graphic design but her interests expand far beyond these fields. Coming from Barcelona and now based in London her mission is to create concepts and communicate them using the medium or tool that suits her purposes best. In her own words: "A person of the here and now, my goal is to draw an open path that allows me to adapt while I walk and talk out loud". The result is an explosion of shapes, colour, light, feelings and sensations.
You can check out her work at http://www.lauraniubo.com
Stefano Giorgetti is a documentary and fine art photographer based in London. Self taught in appreciation and sense for composition, he likes to portrait social changes and render them to images of the whole.
His latest project "Night Shift" is a photographic investigation on the dark side of London's borough of Hackney. A series of night shots picturing the sites where everyday life stories unfold. Empty spaces picturing stillness in time, in a borough that experienced fast changes in the recent years.
Shot in August after the riots that struck the neighbourhood, with the intention of freezing the scenery of a historical moment. An objective point of view where the viewer is proposed to a scenario, left face to face with the absolute and free to make the story.
You can check out his work at http://mirello.net
Thanos Stavropoulos is a London based designer and illustrator, coming from a fine art background. Having worked in advertising and branding, in his work he combines clean and effective design with a dynamic touch of traditional artwork and digital painting. He likes to see himself as a fine art driven designer, working in diverse areas of design.
You can check out his work at http://www.thanos.co
Pol Cornudella-Calvo is a freelance documentary photographer and filmmaker originally from Barcelona, Spain, who has been living in London for the past five ears. Coming from a journalistic background, his work is mainly focused on people and he wants his photographs to be communicative and provoke discussion.
Exclusively for this show, Pol has been experimenting with water and colours to create a hypnotic atmosphere that will carry you away.
Having often worked on different projects alongside Consuelo Zaccaron, an Italian graphic designer based in London, the pair teamed up again for "The Dreamer" at the Red Gallery to provide an original, modern and creative signature.
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