Krystina Stimakovits, Pete Gardner and Malcolm Phillips
Of Slippages & Shadows
Mile End Art Pavilion, London
16.10.2012 - 21.10.2012 Mile End Art Pavilion, London
The city is more than a base in common for Krystina Stimakovits, Pete Gardner and Malcolm Phillips. Daylight and artificial illumination in turn are seen to transform the structures of the urban environment. The city becomes a dial casting indecipherable messages onto itself. Objects and buildings are displaced in distorted negative images. Not the city of monuments and symbols, but a more fragile and elusive place.
These three photographers seemingly subvert the camera’s unwavering scrutiny to present images of uncertainty and mystery. This is how and where we live, slipping and shading in and out of sight.
Krystina Stimakovits originally from Vienna, Austria studied African & Asian Studies (University of Sussex) and later Fine Art and Photography at Camberwell College of Art (London). She has set up and worked in various voluntary sector organisation within the fields of Development Education and Urban Regeneration. In the mid 90s she worked in independent film, both feature and documentary. Photography has been her sole focus since 2007.
Pete Gardner is a London born professional photographer. He originally studied fine art before becoming a full time studio assistant for two established commercial photographers. Subsequently he set up his own studio and now, with over twenty five years experience, specialises in creative product and concept photography for design, publishing and advertising clients. Despite this full time commercial activity he continues to pursue photography as a form of personal expression.
Malcolm Phillips was born in Aberdeen and grew up in Cambridge. He studied at the universities of Warwick, Manchester and St Andrews and has a doctorate in English literature. Arehouse published his ‘Poems for my double’ in 2005. He lives and works in London.
© Krystina Stimakovits | Pete Gardner | Malcolm Phillips