Jonathan Anderson和Edwin Low為一國際雙人攝影組合,從1990起採用「Anderson & Low」為兩人共同藝術創作的化名。他們的作品包含了肖像畫、建築研究、抽象畫面、報導和景觀等,主題囊括族群文化、身分認知、人物特寫、建築城市等,而他們最為人所知的則為對作品的概念、形式、採光及沖印等等的細節關注。出於對身體的動靜姿態與環境張力的觀察,運動員則為其主要靈感來源之一。

Gymnasts-NDGT( National Danish Gymnastics Team)系列為Anderson & Low與丹麥國家體操隊合作的攝影作品,耗時三年,於1998-2000年完成創作。於此系列中,Anderson & Low使用四個大地元素:「風、土、水、火」融合體操選手運動的環境進行創作,大地元素的主題決定了整個系列的創作架構,促使丹麥體操選手必須突破以往體操運動的正常極限,重新衡量選手自身的平衡感,力度和耐力以表現身體的張力。在褪去衣服後,身體純粹的美感、熱度及未經修飾的力量感都成功顯現出來。這系列獨特的作品完全使用底片拍攝而成,過去電腦尚無法修圖,因此此系列作品的拍攝過程真實實地捕捉當下發生的一切過程,包含丹麥體操選手懸在半空中、潛入水裡和赤身挑戰火圈等高難度的動作。這系列作品一推出即因把現代的人體攝影融入古代經典運動身形的理念而得到認可,所呈現出來的作品具有強烈的標誌性。

這兩位極富才華的攝影家特別於2015年於Bluerider ART展出具有回顧性質的特展,為十年來首次舉行。因長期拍攝與運動相關的作品,Anderson & Low在國際藝術圈享有盛名。Gymnasts-NDGT中,他們一起拍攝出古希臘羅馬的古典主義中出現的完美裸體身形,同時也把古代崇尚的運動健美身形轉換為一種抽象化而更具風格的作品。Bluerider ART此次展覽分別就此系列風、土、水、火四個主題各選出幾幅具代表性的作品展出,藝術家也特別為了在台灣的首次亮相而沖印數幅新作。

Anderson & Low的作品在世界各地展出,並且含括許多博物館與私人收藏;Gymnasts-NDGT系列成功地把Anderson & Low推到了藝術攝影市場的最前端,自那時起他們的作品也開始在世界各地展出並被博物館收藏,包含: 英國國家肖像館,維多利亞&亞伯特博物館,澳洲國家肖像館,休士頓美術館,亞特蘭大藝術博物館,馬來西亞國家美術館,科羅拉多Springs藝術中心及美國佛羅里達州傑克遜當代藝術博物館。

Fine art photographers Anderson & Low have built an international reputation with projects based around the concept of sport. Gymnasts – NDGT resulted from an intense, three-year collaboration between the artists and the National Danish Gymnastic Team (NDGT). This unique project, shot entirely on film, predates the use of computers for retouching – everything in the image is what happened. It also provided the NDGT with a chance for personal and professional growth, by challenging the gymnasts to work beyond the normal confines of gymnastic movement and consider further balance, power, strength, stamina and theatricality.

The project propelled Anderson & Low into the forefront of the fine art photographic world and contemporary art market. Since then, the work has been exhibited around the world, and Anderson & Low’s sporting projects have been exhibited and collected by museums worldwide including: The National Portrait Gallery (London, UK), The Victoria & Albert Museum (London, UK), The National Portrait Gallery of Australia, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (USA), The High Museum of Art (Atlanta, USA), the National Art Gallery of Malaysia, the Colorado Springs Fine Art Centre (USA) and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville (USA).

 

Select Solo Exhibitions

2017VoyagesMedia Space, Science MuseumLondon
2016Welcome to the world of Anderson & LowCWC GalleryBerlin
2015City of Mines Penrose House, Colorado SpringsColorado
2015City of MinesColorado Springs Fine Arts CenterColorado
2015HEAVENLY BODIES- A photographic homage to sporting graceBluerider ARTTaipei
2014Manga DreamsYoung GalleryBrussels
2013Endure – An Intimate Journey with the Chinese GymnastsFahey Klein GalleryLos Angeles
2013Manga Dreams - World of MangaWereld MuseumRotterdam
2012The Road to 2012 (official part of the 2012 Olympic Games Cultural Olympiad)National Portrait GalleryLondon
2012Manga DreamsMaison Européenne de la PhotographieParis
2012Manga DreamsGalerie Photo 12Paris
2012Manga DreamsMusée de la CivilisationQuébec
2012Endure – An Intimate Journey with the Chinese GymnastsSerindia GalleryBangkok
2012Manga DreamsSainsbury Centre for Visual ArtsNorwich
2012Family IntimaciesMuseum of the National University of SingaporeSingapore
2011Manga DreamsRogaland TheatreStavanger
2011Manga DreamsHamiltons GalleryLondon
2010CircusLowry MuseumUK
2008~2009Champions - to benefit the Elton John AIDS FoundationNational Portrait GalleryLondon
2007ChrysalisLight & Sie GalleryDallas
2007Athlete / WarriorJacksonville Museum of Contemporary ArtFlorida
2006Athlete / WarriorJackson Fine ArtAtlanta
2006Athlete / WarriorMedici GalleryLondon
2006Athlete / WarriorThrockmorton Fine ArtNew York
2005Athlete / WarriorArthur Roger GalleryNew Orleans
2005Athlete / WarriorColorado Springs Fine Arts CenterColorado
2005Photo London, "Abstractions”Photographers’ GalleryLondon
2004Athlete/WarriorUS Olympic CenterUSA
2003FormsThe Photographers' GalleryLondon
2003Body of WorkLA BiennaleLos Angeles
2002The ContendersNational Portrait GalleryLondon
2002Earth, Air, Water, FireJohn Stevenson GalleryNew York
2001American AthletesUS Olympic MuseumColorado
2000The Athlete(Olympic Games Exhibition)National Portrait Gallery of AustraliaCanberra
2000The AthleteUS Olympic MuseumColorado
1999The AthleteRoyal Commonwealth SocietyLondon
1998The Athlete(as part of the Commonwealth Games Cultural Festival)National Art Gallery of MalaysiaKuala Lumpur

 

Select Group Exhibitions

2017Pride of Place: The Making of Contemporary Art in New OrleansNew Orleans Museum of ArtNew Orleans, Louisiana
2017ho Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the PresentBrooklyn MuseumNew York
2017The History of Photography: exploring the subject of the body and human formVictoria & Albert MuseumLondon
2016PhotoMarket" FotografiskaStockholm
2016Bond: Behind the Scenes of SpectreNational Portrait GalleryLondon
2016Olympians from London to RioNational Portrait GalleryLondon
2016PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai 2016: Camerawork (Germany)Camerawork ; Bluerider ARTHahnemühle.; Taipei
2016The History of Photography: exploring the subject of the body and human formVictoria & Albert MuseumLondon
2016Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the PresentBrooklyn MuseumNew York
2015New Arrivals: Photographs from the O'Neil Collection (including Athlete/ Warrior)The Baltimore Museum of Art, BaltimoreMaryland
2015"Tech 4 Change" - Statoil Collection (including Manga Dreams)Vestfossen KunstlaboratoriumØvre Eiker
2014The Book Awards 2014 (including Black Sand - Surfer in Taiwan)Les Rencontres d’ArlesFrance
2014Endure - An Intimate Journey with the Chinese GymnastsPhoto ShanghaiChina
2013After Photoshop (including Manga Dreams)Museum of Fine ArtsHouston
2012After Photoshop (including Manga Dreams)Metropolitan Museum of ArtNew York
2012Future Pass (including Manga Dreams)Today MuseumBeijing
2012Face to Face (including Manga Dreams)Museum of Modern ArtBaku
2012Talent’s Eye (including Manga Dreams)StatoilOlso
2012Future Pass (including Manga Dreams)Taiwan National MuseumTaichung
2011Future Pass (including Manga Dreams)Venice BiennaleItaly
2011Manga DreamsVideo art piece shown in Cinemas throughout the UKUK
2011Future Pass (including Manga Dreams)WereldmuseumRotterdam
2011Unseen EyeGeorge Eastman House, RochesterNew York
2010New Acquisitions (including Chrysalis)Victoria & Albert MuseumLondon
2009Inaugural Exhibition for Opening of New BuildingNational Portrait Gallery of AustraliaCanberra
2008Athletes and OlympiansNational Portrait GalleryLondon
2008More Than ThisCADD Art LabDallas
2007National Portrait Gallery 2007 Photographic Portrait AwardLondon
2006Sans Regard, La Collection Dancing Bear de W. M. HuntMusée de l’ElyséeLausanne
2005Sans Regard, La Collection Dancing Bear de W. M. HuntRencontres d’ArlesFrance
2004Olympians and ParalympiansNational Portrait GalleryLondon
2003Photo LondonGLA Building (Greater London Authority)London
2003New AcquisitionsNational Portrait GalleryLondon
2002Go! FreezeTurton Tower MuseumLancashire
2002Go! FreezeMuseum of LancashireLancashire
2002Australian ArchitectureOld Parliament HouseCanberra
2000John Kobal Portrait AwardNational Portrait GalleryLondon, and throughout the UK
2000Literary FiguresNational Portrait GalleryLondon
1999British Sporting HeroesNational Portrait GalleryLondon
1999Variations on a Theme - 150 Years of Photographs of British ComposersNational Portrait GalleryLondon
1991Summer ExhibitionRoyal Academy of ArtsLondon

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