DANIEL BLAU is pleased to announce the three winners of “3 Under 30”, the gallery’s competition for young photographers : Jimmy Chin Kiu Lee, Sarah Louise Lordan and Manon Martsch.
The gallery received numerous submissions from emerging artists around the world.The winning photographers were selected based on the strengths of their portfolio and accompanying statement.
We will present a selection of works by these talented photographers at a group exhibition in Paris during Photo Saint Germain in November 2021.
We wish to congratulate these photographers and we look forward to working with them on the Paris project.
Jimmy Chin Kiu Lee (born in 1993) is a University lecturer, doctoral researcher, visual art practitioner and documentary photographer. He was born and raised in Hong Kong and started his photographic practice in a Hong Kong-based newspaper before completing an MFA in the UK and beginning his doctorate.
Over the past few years, Lee has been researching the ideology of those from Hong Kong, who live with cultural references from both China and the UK embedded in their society. His project In Search of Nirvana is a series of vivid photographs made in western China, including pictures evoking ‘continuous roads that run through the barren land, plastic flowers in freezing winter, the concept of patriotism, the nuclear-weapon project...’ and representing the artist’s attempt to explore his uncertain connection with Chinese culture.
Sarah Louise Lordan (born in 1997) is a visual artist based in Ireland.A recent graduate from IADT in Dun Laoghaire, Lordan works predominantly with photography, creating thought-provoking and conceptual artworks. Her project Come AsYou Are consists of black and white portraits.These are close-ups of a single subject, her face filling two thirds of the frame and portraying a range of facial expressions, suggesting a range of emotional states, from rage to defiance to vulnerability, concern and surrender. Lit from above, the contrast and detail of the images are striking. For Lordan, art-making is a method of processing conflict within herself and the world around her.The artist states that her work ‘captures a cycle of thoughts and emotions that women go through when experiencing some sort of mental trigger.’
Manon Martsch (born in 1999) is a German artist currently based in France. She works with painting and photography and her project Blau Und Starr is formed of a series of cyanotype prints. Her photographic work displays a painterly sensitivity to line, texture and composition and is concerned with questions of rigidity and movement in the image. She says:‘a form only becomes dynamic in relation to the environment’. Her cyanotypes vary in content, from the architectural – the angular lines of walls and windows, the curve of a building against a cloudy sky, the glow of sunlight on the facade of a residential block – to more abstract works featuring fragmented human forms and silhouettes.
Galerie Meyer Oceanic Art & Eskimo Art
Galerie Meyer - Oceanic Art celebrates 39 years of fine antiques and Tribal Art in 2019. The original gallery was opened by my father, Oscar Meyer, on rue du Sabot just a few streets away, on the other side of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in 1946/1947. Later in the early 1950's he moved to the United States, met and married my mother, Rita Alix Meyer. They settled in Los Angeles and opened up a very large gallery at 847 North La Cienega Bd. They closed in 1971 and moved to Paris where they took an early retirement from the active world of dealing in art and devoted themselves to collecting. After my father's death in 1979, Rita Alix Meyer opened a small shop in the “Louvre des Antiquaires”.
Galerie Daniel Blau
Daniel Blau opened his first gallery back in 1990 in an old bakery’s basement in Munich. Established today on Maximilianstraße, the gallery is specialised in modern and contemporary art. Living up to its reputation, he recently discovered vintage prints by Margaret Bourke-White, Robert Capa and Weegee. The exhibited photographs are mostly unseen, and some of them have been attributed to their authors for the first time.