SR CONTEMPORARY ART is proud to announce the upcoming exhibition of this magical artist at Musée de la Photographie Charles Nègre in Nice, which will open on the 31st of May.
Franco Fontana’s most renowned works will be on display, for the entire summer, at Musée de la Photographie Charles Nègre in Nice.
Considered one of the most famous contemporary masters of art photography, Fontana started taking pictures in 1961. Inspired by the minimalist current and abstract expressionism that were spreading throughout the American art scenery during this time, he quickly became a pioneer in photography, exhibiting his first show in Vienna in 1963.
Although he experimented various areas of art practices, such as black and white photography, documentary, painting and societal overtones, his “photographic line” project, which portrays landscapes of his homeland, represent his most well-known and uniquely recognizable work.
The incredible composition of the lines, the careful selection of colours and the skilful geometric construction of the works, make his style distinguishable. Mountains and coasts, seas and lakes, hills and fields appear in multi-coloured lines, sometimes in contrast and occasionally in succession, yet always, in harmonic unity.
Splendid extraction and isolation of the elements, the brightness of the tones and the portrayal of simple spaces that surround us, are typical of Fontana’s photographic philosophy, which will be intrinsic within “Horizon”. The photographer captures the visible, building beautiful compositions of the world surrounding us.
Museum of photography Charles Nègre
June 1 – September 30, 2018. Opening May 31 at 7 p.m.
11: 00-18: 00 until June 22 and 10: 00 to 18: 00 from June 23. Closed Monday.