18 Jul Fulcrum Study | Nico Krijno Exhibition
Cape Town-based photographer Nico Krijno’s second solo show, FULCRUM STUDY, opens at Blank Projects in Woodstock this evening.
About the exhibition:
As the title suggests, this exhibition concerns itself with the tension beneath the surface of things, particularly that which underlies the everyday and the mundane. Through a process of assembling found objects and materials and translating these sculptures and installations into photographs, Krijno examines the relationship between the two disciplines and their inherent limitations. The photographic ‘still life’ studies reveal the purposelessness and absurdity of certain mundane everyday objects when placed out of context and lend them anonymity by creating new roles for them, forcing a conversation that combines irony, humour and melancholy.
About the artist:
Nico Krijno started taking photos at a very young age while growing up in a small town in the South African semi-desert, before venturing to Cape Town to pursue his career in photography and film, using commercial, fashion & architectural commissions to support an independent, fine-art practice. His photographs are at once hyperreal and otherworldly, pointing at the banality of existence through the semiotics of everyday objects, with humour, sexual innuendo and surreality present in equal measure. Raw and magical, the work contains a dirty realism he is beginning to make his own. Krijno’s first solo show, ‘On How To Fill Those Gaps’ in late 2011 – and the accompanying self published book – was widely lauded and selected works have since been included in group shows in Edinburgh, Milan, Los Angeles, San-Francisco, Glasgow & London. He was nominated for the Paul Huf Award 2013.
Date: 18 July 2013
Place: Blank Projects, 113 – 115 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town
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