Matthew Porter, Granite, Wood, Marks, 2018 Archival Pigment Print. Image : 87,6 x 70 cm Edition 4 + 2 EA Courtesy l’artiste et la Galerie Xippas
Matthew Porter, Granite, Wood, Marks, 2018 Archival Pigment Print. Image : 87,6 x 70 cm Edition 4 + 2 EA Courtesy l’artiste et la Galerie Xippas 

Matthew Porter - The links are joined and form a ring

14/04/2018 - 16/05/2018

XIPPAS 
108 rue Vieille du temple 
 
75004 Paris

http://www.xippas.com   

 
In Xippas Gallery in Paris, the New York artist presents a series inspired by the vocabulary of the avant-garde.  For Matthew Porter, photographic film is akin to a canvas: the transparency of the negative enables him to inscribe lines of light upon the surface, layer by layer, thereby creating an intricate agglomerate of shapes. Photography becomes not the capturing of a moment, but the outcome of a long elaboration process resulting in carefully constructed compositions. Following the initial shoot comes a preparatory drawing, which will enable the disposition of objects and the calculation of subsequent exposure times, as well as additional digital manipulations.