Marco Sanges at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts | ArtSlant / by Marco Sanges

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Marco's portrait series 12 n'3 became part of the permanent collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

"We are delighted that Marco Sanges's Portrait Series, 12 n' 3 (2005; gelatin silver print ) has become part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts's acclaimed permanent collection during our 75th year."
Alex Nyerges, Director VMFA

"This is the first work by Sanges in VMFA’s collection. Sanges began his career as a fashion photographer working for magazines such as Vogue Italia. Now based in London, he has begun to garner increased recognition for his highly cinematic approach. He frequently imbues his images with the strongly lit, dramatic effects of the silent film era of the 1920s. While many of Sanges’ black-and-white photographs from his Portrait Series feature the amplified gestures of actors, 12 n’3 offers only the fleshy back of a man’s head. Although it stands in stark contrast to other works in the series, it effectively demonstrates the way in which Sanges’ stylistic techniques develop a character out of an economy of means."
John B. Ravenal, Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, VMFA Source: Artslant