Opening Reception: Saturday, September 12th, 5-7pm
Into the Light, Nitin Vadukulís first solo show at the Marianne Courville Gallery, is a selection of photographs made over the last nine years. Precise, technically perfect and evocative, Vadukulís work is a fantastical, cinematic vision. The artist constructs then photographs elaborate or sometimes simple sets inspired by dreams, music, poetry, cinema and fiction. Skillful post-production digital processing follows. His subjects include majestically scaled animals, children in surreal settings and humans in uniforms, costumes and false skins. Vadukulís energetic curiosity leads to themes of spirituality, death, reincarnation, war, order and our place in the cosmos.
Nitin Vadukul was born in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1965. At the age of four, he and his family moved to London, England. His photography career started at age 14. He lived in London and Paris before settling in New York City in 1994; and now resides in Columbia County, New York.
Vadukulís professional work includes portraits of well-known musicians, actors and celebrities published in Rolling Stone, Esquire, Vogue and Detour. Given complete artistic freedom, he created groundbreaking CD and publicity packages for musicians such as Radiohead, Mudvayne, Korn, Moby, Iggy Pop, DMX, Eve, Dr. Dre, Eminem and Ozzy Osbourne. To see more of his work, visit www.nitinvadukul.com and www.mariannecourville.com.
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Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday 12pm-5pm and by appointment.