We had a chance to pop over to Praxis International Art last night to preview their newest exhibition of Esteban Pastorino’s unique take on photography. Using a camera designed and built by the artist himself, the photographs depict a series of successive instances taken in a single place. The backlit images in contrast to the dimly lit gallery were an unexpected surprise. We are very excited to share this exclusive first lookin the photographs and video loop below.
Learn more about Esteban Pastorino and his works here and stop by the opening reception at Praxis International Art (541 West 25th Street) tonight from 6 - 8pm.
Our video loop of the world’s longest photograph:
Not quite blue - not quite purple: indigo
THE COLOR: Indigo
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Artwork of the day:
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Who is your favorite artist?
Alphonse Mucha - his drawings are absolutely stunning!
What is your favorite art space?
City streets…that’s where I usually find the most interesting stuff. And then I obviously instagram it…
What artworks are on your Artspace wish list?
Beach (6) by Serge Hamad, Pink Blossoms by Sally Gall, C’mon Get Happy by Deborah Kass, Piano Workshop Wall by Harold Ross, Nuevo Eden 4199 by Andrea Juan, Give me a B, Give me an A…& etc by John Baldessari, Film Still #5 (The Greatness) by Yi Zhou, anything by Stuart Franklin, any landscape photo by Dan Agam and (my personal favorite and closest to my heart) Italy. Rome. 1964 by Bruno Barbey.
When were you first exposed to art/ the art world?
I’ve always been exposed to art ever since I was born. My grandparents and parents collect art and objects from around the world (growing up in a diplomatic family has its perks), my uncle is an artist and I’ve always been “dragged” to museums as a child.
Do you create art?
I studied Fine Arts in Rome before moving to New York City. I had a great passion for portraiture, hyperrealism and etching, but soon realized that being an artist was not my future and so turned to Visual Arts Administration. I don’t regret it, but I do miss painting.
What’s one item you can’t live without?
As cliche’ as it may sound…my iPhone. I do everything with it: plan, film, communicate, take pictures, listen to music, relax and learn. I just wish it had a laundry-washing/coffee-making option….
What’s your favorite food to snack on while in the office?
My favorite “snack” is my mid-day espresso break at Eataly.
If you could steal a work from any institution, what would you steal?
This is funny because while I was interning at Christie’s Auction House I once found myself in front of an original work by my favorite artist Alphonse Mucha in their photography lab. I was very close to stealing it…very close. #badintern