Marcel Christ  

Powder #2 

Powder #2

About the artist

Marcel Christ’s images of inanimate objects have an unmistakable life-force. His clean modern lighting and confident execution of imaginative concepts transforms even the most mundane items into art forms. Nothing is still in his work. Everything moves, jumps, flies, like in a memorable one-frame movie.
After studying for chemical engineer Marcel graduated with honors from the Academy of Photography in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and swiftly starting shooting for clients as diverse as Sony, Nokia, Samsung, Evian, L’Oréal, Nike, New Balance, EBay and Bergdorf Goodman. His most recent assignments include Coca Cola, Grolsch, Heineken, Absolut Vodka, Adidas and Johnnie Walker.
Marcel, who divides his time between New York, Paris, London and his native Amsterdam, also makes time to shoot many personal projects and editorials for Details, W, Men’s Vogue, The New York Times Magazine and L’Officiel.

Interview

The two works deal, each in their own way, with explosions. Pigment and porcelain vase blasting. Could you please tell us about these two photographs? How did they come to your mind, and then get from your mind to your camera?
I love to show things you can't see with the naked eye, combined with all different subjects and textures. That includes bursts of powder and explosions. The aesthetics of destruction are very beautiful. That specific moment you see in these images lasts barely 1/10 000 of a second. A few moments later, the studio is a mess.

What do you like most about creating still lives?

Still-life is a genre in photography where you can start from scratch and be the 100% creator, not being influenced by a model with a bad-hair day.

How do you relate with the Dutch still-life pictorial tradition?
I think my work has some heritage from Dutch tradition, in its choice of props for instance - the vase. But different in its own way at the same time. Because it is not 'still' at all. It's frozen in time, but very energetic in its appearance.

What directions would you like to explore in your upcoming photography projects?

I've been working a lot lately with paint, in all its variety and directions. Very exciting results!

Limited edition, numbered and signed.

Selected shows and awards

Selected publications

DETAILS

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Marcel Christ  
Powder #2

2012

Technical information

Pigment print on Ilford Gold Fibre Silk Paper - limited edition, numbered and signed.

Dimensions

40 x 53 cm , Edition of 50 200.00 €
 
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