John Stewart devoted much of the last thirty years of his life to photographing the intricacies of folded cloth. Taking inspiration from Francisco de Zurburan’s Veil of St. Veronica, Stewart does away with the religious allegory of 17th century painter’s work, instead focusing entirely on the intimate nature of the drapery itself. #TristanHoare#TristanHoareGallery#JohnStewart#FranciscodeZurburan#VeilofVeronica
Henri Matisse in his bed, photographed by John Stewart.
The above image is the result of a chance encounter between photographer John Stewart and the poet André Verdet in the South of France. Verdet, having spotted the Leica hung around Stewart's neck offered to introduce him to Picasso and later Matisse. These fortuitous meetings led to the photographer's first ever portraits, as he would later recall, “After that I had no choice. It was photography or nothing!” #TristanHoare#TristanHoareGallery#JohnStewart#Picasso#PabloPicasso#Matisse#HenriMatisse
A huge thank you to everyone that visited 'Geometrica'. The exhibition has now closed but do stay tuned as we have more exciting projects lined up for the rest of the year! #TristanHoare#TristanHoareGallery
A Polyhydron of Seymchan Meteorite, Found in Russian in 1967
The Seymchan meteorite was found in 1967, in the dry bed of the Hekandue River in the Magadan province of Russia. Geologist F.A. Mednikov discovered the 272.3 kg main mass of the pallasite during a geological survey of the river in June, with an additional 51kg specimen located nearby in October of the same year by I.H Markov. The main body of the meteorite was attained by the Academy of Science in the USSR where it still resides.
Raul Mourão, Untitled (32145), Steel and Synthetic Resin, 2015 Brazilain artist Raul Mourão creates minimalist abstract sculptures and assemblages that focus on the tension between the raw chaos of the city and its controlled geometry. The sculpture's steel structure casts geometric shadows across the wall, seemingly altering the work’s form.
One of Japan’s most prolific postwar photographers, Naoya Hatakeyama is known for his images depicting altered landscapes and man's impact on nature.
While his early works examine the limestone and concrete constructs of the city, the 1999 'Underground' series documents Tokyo’s hidden underbelly from the tunnels of the Shibuya River. The images reveal the invisible ecosystem of the city’s sewer network, as Hatakeyama notes, “The quarries and the cities are like negative and positive images of a single photograph”