The Copenhagen based art gallery ALIUM is featuring a solo exhibition of the work of the renowned architect and photographer Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen. In a series centred around fragmented bodies, architecture and nature, the man behind Norm Architects reinvents forms as intimate, cinematic compositions.
‘I have a strong vocation for creating thoughtful projects that stand out in an understated, refined manner. For me it is all about balance. Balance between richness and restraint, between order and complexity. Minimalism that acquires softness and visual matter that assumes haptic qualities’ – Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen
And in his true, minimalist style, Jona’s work leaves you wanting more. With a reoccurring motif of spherical shapes, this series of original prints create a sense of intrigue. They leave you wanting to explore its subject further, beyond the lens. There is depth in the monochromatic tones of black, white and the in-between. The play of light and dark. I could stand in front of these all day just staring. I’m particularly enamoured by No 19 which features a woman standing behind a black ball, her face entirely obscured by it and shrouded in mystery.
The limited-edition photography prints, made exclusively in collaboration with the gallery ALIUM, are printed with archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Museum Etching 350 gsm.
The exhibition is open by appointment only at the Alium Gallery until the 22.12.2020.
The ALIUM In-house photographer is: Sofie Staunsager & stylist: Charlotte Skytte Daugbjerg.
To see more from ALIUM, check out this post I wrote.