Marco Sanges - Beyond Decadence / by Marco Sanges


The visionary and surreal world of award-winning Italian photographer Marco Sanges comes to Eduard Planting Gallery in Amsterdam from 30 June until 11 August 2012. ‘Beyond Decadence’ shows an exciting selection of surrealistic, erotic scenes and portraits of striking characters. Silent movies were a major inspiration for the epic pictures of this innovative photographer and filmmaker.

Artist Gavin Turk: “Marco Sanges’ art is like going to a theatre through different doors where suddenly a little dark hallway leads you to the main stage of the universe of dreams…”

Sanges is attracted in particular to the luminous black and white films of the silent era and creates photographs in sequence that are narrative based, enigmatic and that evoke a feeling of mystery and the sense of a sensual, uncanny world just out of grasp.

A magnification of imagination, the surrealistic nature of Big Scenes represents the liberation of the unconscious, as a means to create art outside the boundaries of official culture, the rejection of established values and a concrete effort to illustrate extreme mental states, unconventional ideas, or elaborate fantasy worlds, all elements typical of ‘Outside Art’.

This exhibition brings together the work of an artist who is passionate about life in its entirety and continues to evoke, transcend and excite the world. For the exhibition a selection has been made from three different series: Big Scenes, Portraits and Circumstances. In this way the audience can get acquainted with the best of Sanges’ work. It is the first time Marco Sanges exhibits in the Netherlands.

The exhibition ‘Beyond Decadence’ will also be part of the Downtown program of Amsterdam Fashion Week (6 – 15 July) and of Amsterdam Gay Pride (2 – 5 August). Source: Eduard Planting Gallery