530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Karl Girardet
Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY

  • Sea Skye   Sea Skye
    Photograph on Hahnemühle Paper
    11.5" x 17.5"
    Karl Girardet

  • On the Road of Atlas   On the Road of Atlas
    Photograph on Hahnemühle Paper
    11.5" x 17.5"
    Karl Girardet

  • Fire in Skye   Fire in Skye
    Photograph on Hahnemühle Paper
    11.5" x 17.5"
    Karl Girardet

  • Mystic Angkor   Mystic Angkor
    Photograph on Hahnemühle Paper
    17.5" x 11.5"
    Karl Girardet

  • Reflection in Skye   Reflection in Skye
    Photograph on Hahnemühle Paper
    11.5" x 17.5"
    Karl Girardet


Karl Girardet

KARL GIRARDET

Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography
April 26 – May 17, 2016
Reception: Thursday, April 28, 2016 6-8 PM

As a member of a line of renowned artists, Karl Girardet brings a cosmopolitan artistic background to the combined fields of photography and digital photomanipulation. His experience with painting, in particular airbrush painting, has carried over to his photographic style, which pays particular attention to color, light, and texture. The effect of Girardet’s generous post-processing helps capture the drama and narrative from his world travels and serves as an effective tool to translate the artist’s perspective on the landscapes and cityscapes he explores.

Girardet’s compositional eye tends towards a striking sense of zeitgeist, where the sense of “place” is more than the natural figures in the camera’s lens. In each of Girardet’s photos, there is a story, a mystery, and a sense of possibility. In particular, the use of camera blur helps create a sense of timelessness, particularly where urban and natural landscapes meet. His sense of mystery speaks to the impenetrability of many world edifices while the ephemeral timelessness suggests the importance of photography in chronicling and elucidating shared experience.