Horror fans may not be generally considered as “art lovers”. You’ll never hear us sitting around discussing which impressionist left the bigger mark on the world. But now, thanks to artist and visionary Pere Ibanez fans of the strange, bloody, and macabre can join in on the art world and be proud to do so with I.SEE.DARK.
I.SEE.DARK is more than just a bunch of pictures you would take with your cell phone. Pere Ibanez hails from Spain and is currently living in China. But his art is admired and loved worldwide with parts of this collection from I.SEE.DARK already on exhibit in New York, Los Angeles, and London.
As you can tell from the samples from I.SEE.DARK I’ve included here, these photos capture the BEAUTY that horror can invoke. While the images are bloody and appear to be brutal, there’s an essence to them that’s both haunting and appealing.
There’s also a narrative in I.SEE.DARK that hearkens to Pere’s film making roots and background. And the themes from this narrative are the perfect compliment to the amazing artwork. For the full details on the release of I.SEE.DARK please read the official press release below. Included are the links to purchase this gorgeous, one of a kind book as well as how to keep up with Pere online.
Artist Pere Ibañez to release new photography series and book, I.See.Dark
Beijing, China (October 2015) – Spanish artist Pere Ibañez will soon release his latest photography series, entitled I.See.Dark. On the launch date, scheduled for 31 October 2015, the series will be available as an ebook on iTunes and in print at major book sellers in the US, Europe and Asia.
I.See.Dark explores powerlessness, resilience in the face of challenge and the survival instincts that compel individuals to go on. The series is arranged as a narrative collection, weaving through the cycle of fall and rally. Ibañez shot the entirety of I.See.Dark in vintage black and white, inspired by classic horror films. Building on themes of folklore and witchcraft, Ibañez staged all photos outdoors, particularly in the countryside of his hometown, Barcelona.
Items from the collection have already gone on exhibit in Los Angeles and New York with some photos still on display in Satellite Contemporary Gallery Las Vegas and Iklectik Gallery in London. The US publication Best of B&W Photography Journal 2015 will also include a photo from the series. More exhibitions are currently being scheduled for Europe and Asia for 2016.
I.See.Dark is the fourth photo series released by Ibañez. His three previous collections, EneME, The Leftlovers and Generation Y, have received international praise. The Leftlovers and Generation Y both ranked #1 in Spain for iTunes ebooks in the art category. All three have also been featured in exhibitions in the US, Europe and Asia.
Pere Ibañez uses his background filmmaking and keen interest in the horror genre to illustrate the extremes of human frailty and strength. With distinct variance in technique and style across his collections, Ibañez moves viewers by unsettling them, forcing them to confront the universal experiences of suffering and endurance. Although he often travels to Spain, Ibañez currently lives in Beijing, China, where he has his studio.
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