By Night, an exhibition exploring the night as a sanctuary for new ideas and creativity. In the twilight zone between dusk and dawn the barrier between the acceptable and the forbidden is indistinct. The norm is bent to innovation.
Ten contemporary photographers from around the world are united, each with a picture off the night as a source of inspiration for extraordinary meetings, abandoned street corners and rediscovered moments.
AN EXHIBITION WITH
Fumi Nagasaka (JPN) // Matthew Stone (GBR) // Monia Lippi (ITA) //
Jenny Groth (SWE) // Ruvan Wijesooriya (USA) // Mathias Sterner (SWE) //
Daniel Sannwald (GER) // Hanna Lidén (SWE) // Mikael Kennedy (USA) //
Frederik Heyman (BEL)
Huset under bron // Trädgården, Stockholm
Daniel Sannwald was born in Germany in 1979 and is currently based in London. He studied at the Royal Academy in Antwerp. His surrealistic and hauntingly images resides in a world where fashion and art meet. Daniel has contributed to magazines such as Dazed & Confused, Harpers Bazaar, i-D, Vogue Hommes Japan and 10 Magazine. His work has been honored with a nomination by the Photo museum Winterhur in Switzerland as well as a Lead Award nomination in Germany. Among Daniels clients you find Louis Vuitton, Nike, Adidas, Replay, Wrangler and Shiseido.
Frederik Heyman was born in 1984 and is based in Antwerp, Belgium. He has both a master degree in photography as well as in graphic and illustration design. Which is obvious when looking at his photographic work – where he creates new worlds that look impossible, but he doesn't hide the way it's done. His pictures can bee seen as contemporary fairy tales. He has been working with local folk such as Bruno Pieters and Christian Wijnants, as well as international clients like Henrik Vibskov, Zoo Magazine and Metal Magazine.
Fumi Nagasaka was born in Nagoya, Japan, moved to New York in 2001, where she now lives in Williamsburg Brooklyn. In 2003 she began shooting for the Japanese magazine Street, and has since then worked with well known magazines like Dazed & Confused, British GQ Style, Tank and Sang Bleu. Fumis’ photography is at once classic and contemporary, casting a light on the humanness of her subjects – straddling the line between street subculture and fashion. She has exhibited her documentary projects in London, Berlin, New York and Tokyo. Recently with the project "Dreaming till the sun goes down" at Combine (Tokyo).
Hanna Liden was born in 1976 in Stockholm, Sweden. She graduated from Parsons School of Design in 2002 with a BFA in Photography. Her editorial work has been published in V Magazine, The New York Times, Vice Photo issue as well as in the book Sideways: A Smart Art Project (2008). She has exhibited her projects in Switzerland, New York and Paris, among other big cities in the world.
Jenny Groth is a Swedish based photographer who started out as first assistant for both Terry Richardson and Fabian Baron during her five years in NYC. She’s been working on her contemporary project “Berga” on and off for 8 years. Which is about a village in the county Småland and its inhabitants, where a lot of people make their living as farmers. The project has gotten a lot of attention, and it has been exhibited at Allmänna Galleriet, PUB Plan 3, Ogilvy and Steinsland Berliner. Jenny works in both the fashion and documentary field, but she really shines when she’s able to portray her contemporary in a constant transformation. Her images are often fairly stripped and honest in their expression.
Matthew Stone is an UK based artist defined by his activities as photographer, sculptor, performance artist, curator, writer, optimist and cultural provocateur. Stone’s work revolves specifically around creative interactions and community, based on the idea that individual autonomy can be successfully combined with the power of collectivity. After Graduating from Camberwell Art School in 2004, with a first-class degree in Painting, Stone spearheaded South London’s !WOWOW! art collective, organizing guerrilla art exhibitions and throwing London’s most notorious and decadent squat parties. Recent exhibitions and performances have taken place at the Baltic, the Royal Academy, the ICA and Tate Britain.
Mathias Sterner is a Swedish photographer born in Kalmar. After a completed degree at Gamleby photo Academy 2007 and some time spent in Paris, he’s now based in Stockholm. Mathias has contributed to well known magazines such as Rodeo, Apartamento, Vice Style, Tank, Carl's Cars and Wonderland. There’s a distinctive and raw touch to his images, with a certain feel for the subject in focus. Among Mathias clients you find Tiger Jeans, Folkoperan, EMI, Rädda Barnen, Electrolux and Sony Ericsson. He has exhibited his projects in New York, Barcelona, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Reggio Emilia. His most recent project “Scenery pt 3” can be found at Kaffeverket, Stockholm. In 2007 he also initiated the collaboration “Tre Dadlar” together with associate Fredrik Nilsson.
Mikael Kennedy was born in Vermont, in 1979 and currently lives and works in a constant state of travel with a home base of Brooklyn, NY. He’s a photographer whose work focuses on themes of travel and exploration of the American landscape and his photography conjures notions of the sublime and an intertwined relationship between man and nature. Kennedy’s photographic art recently garnered international press after an exhibit at the historic Chelsea Hotel in New York City in Spring, 2010. He was invited in 2009 to participate in an international Polaroid Symposium in Cardiff, Wales where he lectured on his work and unique Polaroid practice. His Polaroid work is represented by the Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art Gallery in New York City.
Monia Lippi was born in Italy, but is based in New York since 2005. From her formal education in architecture, switched into photography and video through different experiences in Italy and in Paris. She began with black and white photography and subsequently delved into experimental fine art print. Her interests now consist in urban landscape and night shots of architectural presences in the suggestive and silent streets of Brooklyn. She has focused her work to reflect the human presence in urban and natural environments. Mona shoots 6x9 format film. A selection of her work can be seen at the Pierogi Gallery, 177 north 9th Street Brooklyn, New York and Gallery Nine5, 24 Spring Street, NY, New York
Ruvan Wijesooriya is a New York City based photographic artist, active in both London and Stockholm. His work is as diverse as his interests, his curiosity and fascination usually triggering his shutter. You may have seen his work on the cover of the latest LCD Soundsystem album or taking up wall space on the set of Gossip Girl. He has been working with The New Yorker, British Vogue, Paul Smith, MOMA along many others. He has exhibited his work in New York, London and Barcelona to name a few. Later this year he will be doing an exhibition of music pictures at the Way Out West Festival in Gothenburg.