ART: The painters Project by Eric Ceccarini

By 15 July, 2017Uncategorized

Eric is a Belgian artist born in 1965. He gained a Degree in Photography in 1987.

Since then he has been a fashion photographer working with many of the top houses. Elle, Marie-Claire, L’Oréal, Levi’s, Coca Cola, Virgin, Saab, Delvaux, Lowe Lintas and Ogilvy are some of his clients.

Eric is set apart from many of his colleagues by his way of shunning technical artifice and working in natural light. This results in soft, velvety, almost painterly images.

Nowadays in his artistic works, he captures women’s essence and soul, transcending mere physical representation.

Eric’s “AMNIOS” series of soul portraits- the model appear in suspended animation, as if they were about to born, and full of hidden secrets. This represents a new conceptual departure for Eric, who began as a fashion photographer, moving on to classic artistic nudes, now showing us the nude in the ethereal form. These forms are certainly beautiful, yet a membrane, whose function is unclear, separates them from us: is it to hide, or protect? In person, these works are monumental in scale, adding to their sense of restrained power.

In the “NUDES” series, Eric uses only natural light, just as a traditional painter would do in their study. Using slow exposure speeds which allow the lens more time to capture each model’s unique character, he reveals a sense of the sublime feminine, which borders on abstraction. Eric’s nudes are the same, yet different. They are all beautiful, yet their differences and unique qualities are magnified. “NUDES” is a series that celebrates the human form.

For “PAINTERS”, Eric collaborates with a different painter for each photograph. More than 100 of them have been invited throughout Europe and the other continents. The artist paints the model in their own style, while Eric searches for attitudes, then he photographs the result. In this way, the Painters series represents a fusion of two artistic visions – something that’s not always easy to achieve, yet this series epitomizes a sense of cohesion and dynamic synchronicity.

His work has been exhibited in Belgium, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, The US , China, Singapore, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain…

Violeta Galera

Paul Raynal

Javier Ens

JeanLouis Boccar

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