MIA FAIR - MILANO
7-10 October 2021
Superstudio MAXI Milano
We are pleased to participate in Mia Fair Milano 2021 edition with two solo presentations of the photographers Marshall Vernet and Yuri Catania.
Marshall Vernet’s photography has been influenced by his love for French cinema and early European black and white imagery. His black and white photographs have a dark strength to them that combine the look of a charcoal drawing and a classic film noir. He also traveled the world finding images and locations for Hollywood feature films and commercials. He worked very closely with Tony Scott as a location consultant on such films as “Déjà Vu” with Denzel Washington, “The Fan” with Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes, “Enemy of the State” with Will Smith and Gene Hackman, and “Domino” with Keira Knightley and Mickey Rourke. This experience combined with ten years as a commercial director himself has manifested into a collection of very striking and powerful black and white photographs which seem to have one foot in the world of classic photographic imagery and the other in a contemporary world of computerised stylings.
Yuri Catania began his career as an illustrator. Shortly the photography becomes the most important meaning of the expression of his work. He establishes himself as an International fashion photographer based in New York where he has his production agency and travels the world for over 15 years.. He changed his life in 2013 when the curator Rene Julien Praz recognized his works and invited him to exhibit first at the Palais de Tokyo and then, at the Gallerie Perrotin in 2015 in two collective shows: “Art Is Hope”. He exhibits in solo shows in the cities of Milan, Venice, Zurich and Lugano. Furthermore, his evolution leads him to use photography for more complex projects inspired by the street art of artists such as JR, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol. This is how new forms of the language of his photography are born, which is constantly "invaded" and "dirtied" by the use of lettering made up of phrases, slogans or pieces of poetry composed by him that act directly as a caption and therefore become a short circuit. Sometimes he makes use of computer graphics, or the use of luminescent paints, acrylics, sprays or paper collages. It is precisely the writings intended as slogans and/or messages that today dominate his creative thought and become the current expression of his works. Hence the series: Human Light Message, Hope for the Future, Neon Street and, My Pixel Life. His mind is FULL OF BAD IDEAS.