Wunderkamera by Sanges | Artrabbit by Marco Sanges


Marco Sanges’ iconic photography will go on exhibition in the Hospital Club Gallery

The Hospital Club is thrilled to announce that Marco Sanges’ iconic photography will go on exhibition in the Hospital Club Gallery. Wunderkamera by Sanges will be on display from Friday 6 – Monday 9 October, with a Private View on Thursday 5 October.

Marco Sanges is an innovative photographer from Rome who has exhibited worldwide. He has worked for Vogue Italia and Dolce & Gabbana, and published on several art and fashion magazines including Vogue and Sunday Telegraph.

His iconic photography has been inspired by the sequential nature of cinema, in particular the luminous black-and-white films of the silent era. Every sequence tells a highly personal and multi-layered story. Seeking inspiration from Surrealism and the Visual Performing Arts of the 20s and 30s, Sanges’ work traces a narrative of imagination and desire. There is also an enchanting, yet dark side to his work, an intriguing depth that appears to be destined to highlight the drama of life.

Sanges has collaborated with Gunther Von Hagen and Munich Opera and his work is in the permanent collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts U.S.A.

His new body of work, Wunderkamera by Sanges, is inspired by Max Ernst and the Surrealist movement. Source: Artrabbit

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

Sex, Surrealism and Sanges | Esquire by Marco Sanges

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Meant with the greatest of respect, one would be forgiven for mistaking the work of Marco Sanges with that of an artist long deceased. His work however, in all its sultry grayscale glory, is as contemporary as it comes. In fact it was only last year that Sanges was recognised with two major awards for his short film "Circumstances".

Sanges' latest exhibition of photographic work, "Big Scenes" follows suit from a recent show in New York curated by Eileen Guggenheim and another in the slightly less glamorous surrounds of Hackney curated by Gavin Turk.

Surreal, erotic and channeling the decadent aesthetic of early 20th century photography Sanges' work is shot in and around London and features both actors and ordinary people.

"Big Scenes" is now on show at Hay Hill Gallery, Cork Street, London until 13 September. Source: esquire.co.uk