Daniel Cooney Emerging Photographers Auction – artmarketblog.com
Daniel Cooney Fine Art is currently conducting an online auction on igavel of 40 photographs by some of the best emerging photographers. Amy Finkelstein, Juliana Beasley, Nina Buesing, Shen Wei and Jon Feinstein are just some of the artists whose work is included in the auction. Daniel Cooney Fine Art is a highly respected gallery based in Chelsea, NY that deals primarily in photographs and works on paper by emerging artists and under recognised work by established artists. According to igavel “Daniel Cooney Fine Art is proud to announce our second Emerging Photographers Auction with iGavel. The auction is a curated group of 40 images by very promising emerging talent. This is a special opportunity to introduce young artists to collectors at all levels as all reserves are set at $200.” You can view the available works and submit bids here:
In my opinion, the best work in the auction is “The Divide” by Mark William Fernandes. What impresses me the most about “The Divide” is the way that Fernandes has used captured moments of a natural and random event in a way that appears to have been carefully orchestrated. The patterns and shapes created by the waves and the pools appear to have been purposely placed in the position they appear in to create a balanced abstract composition. I also love the intensity and energy of this photo which is enhanced by the moody lighting that is reminiscent of the dark, moody paintings of the Dutch masters. According to Fernandes (from igavel website): “I use photography to (re-)construct how I wish to perceive my vision, rather than what I really see. My work deals with memory and recurrent themes based on the collapsing of time and space through a conceptual process of digital manipulation of photographs. My subjects are drawn from my interest in non-linear perception. My artistic process is based on the fragmenting and reconstructing of space. My photographs are composed of multiple moments in time. I create an extended archive of the moment, in which I take numerous shots of the same scene or space, each image shifting slightly in time and viewpoint. I seek out and construct imagery that transports the viewer to an alternative version of reality. The dreamlike, ambiguous nature of my images does not provide an answer to whether the represented content really happened.”
Fernandes was born in Munich, Germany and is a graduate of the prestigious Parsons MFA program. His has been exhibited in group shows in Australia, USA, Germany and Turkey and has been featured in several publications. You can find our more about Mark and his work at his website http://www.markfernandes.net/ and you can bid on “The Divide” here:
image: “The Divide” by Mark William Fernandes
Archival Pigment print, signed, dated, numbered “4/15″ in ink on the reverse.
Directly from the artist.
9 x 17.5″ image size.
**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of http://www.artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications.