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Paolo Roversi

Intangible Presence

September 5 – October 12, 2019

Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi
Molly, Paris, 2015, Pigment Print, Combined Ed. of 17
Miss Sasha Robertson, Studio 9 rue Paul Fort, Paris, 1985, Dye-Transfer Print
Anna, Paris, 2015, Chromogenic Print, Combined Ed. of 17 
Kirsten, Paris, 1987, Archival Pigment Print
Roos, Paris, 2017, Archival Pigment Print
Anna, Tokyo, 2016, Chromogenic Print
Alexandra, Tokyo, 2016, Chromogenic Print
Guinevere in a Nina Ricci Haute Couture dress, Paris, 1996, Archival Pigment Print
Kirsten as Juliet, London, Studio 17, Brook Street, 1988, Polaroid, Ed. of 5
Kirsten, London, 1988 Archival Pigment Print
Kirsten as Juliet nude, London, Studio 17, Brook Street, 1988, Polaroid Print
Audrey, Studio 9 rue Paul Fort, Paris, 1996, Dye-Transfer Print
Guinevere, Paris, 1996, Carbon Print
Audrey, Paris, 1996, Chromogenic Print
Kate, Paris, 1992, Pigment Print, Combined Ed. of 17
Natalia, Paris, 2009, Archival Pigment Print
Shalom, Paris, 1996, Archival Pigment Print
Tatiana, Paris, 1991, Archival Pigment Print
Natalia, Paris, 2009, Archival Pigment Print
Milla, Paris, 1998, Archival Pigment Print
Guinevere, Paris, 1996, Archival Pigment Print
Amber, Paris, 1996, Archival Pigment Print
Natalia, Paris, June 22nd, 2009, Chromogenic Print, Combined Ed. of 17
Amira, Paris, 1990, Carbon Print
Naomi, Paris, 1996, Archival Pigment Print
Naomi, Paris, July 17, 1996, Original Polaroid
Naomi, Paris, July 17, 1996, Original Polaroid
Jeenu, Paris, 2018, Pigment Print, Combined Ed. of 17 
Kirsten Crying, Paris, Studio 9 rue Paul Fort, 1990, Polaroid Print
Guinevere sitting on table, Paris, 2004, Archival Pigment Print
Natalia, Paris, 2003, Pigment Print, Combined Ed. of 17
Natalia, Paris, 2003, Archival Pigment Print
Audrey, Paris, 2016, Chromogenic Print, Combined Ed. of 17
Ludmilla, Paris, 1999, Pigment Print, Combined Ed. of 17 
Charles, Paris, 2005, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Audrey, Paris, 1998, Archival Pigment Print
Alexandra, Tokyo, 2016, Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. of 17
Sara, Paris, 2004, Archival Pigment Print
Ben, Paris, 2004, Archival Pigment Print
Napoli, Paris, 1998, Archival Pigment Print
Light, Paris, 2002, Archival Pigment Print
Door, Paris, 2002, Archival Pigment Print

Press Release

Press Release: July 25, 2019  /  Contact: contact@faheykleingallery.com                                                                             

 

Paolo Roversi: Intangible Presence

September 5th – October 12th, 2019

Reception: Thursday, September 5th, 7 – 9pm

 

The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to present Intangible Presence, a solo exhibition of works by renowned photographer Paolo Roversi. This exhibition will feature commanding portraits, nudes, and interior studio still lifes that underscore his deep and direct connection with his subject matter.

Whether nude, or adorned in haute couture, Roversi is able to strip down his subjects to their bare essentials, drawing forth pure abandon, and creating photographs that contain more softness and sensuality than precision and literalness. Roversi’s gift of capturing the intimate and deep presence of his subjects, many of whom he has repeatedly photographed over the years, is underscored with the works on view.

Paolo Roversi is a photographer best known for his striking, intimate portraiture and classical visual language. His photographs occupy a realm between the past and present, resulting in imagery that feels at once progressive and familiar. Paolo has said:

“My photography is more subtraction than addition. I always try to take off things. We all have a sort of mask of expression. You say goodbye, you smile, you are scared. I try to take all these masks away and little by little subtract until you have something pure left. A kind of abandon, a kind of absence. It looks like an absence, but in fact when there is this emptiness I think the interior beauty comes out. This is my technique.”

Roversi’s interest in photography began at an early age during a trip to Spain, prompting him to build a darkroom for printing his black and white photographs. He began his professional career in 1970 with photojournalism assignments, but soon shifted his focus to fashion. After a period assisting Laurence Sackman, Roversi started shooting his own fashion editorials and advertising campaigns, the resulting catalogue of which over the years has made him one of the industry’s preeminent image-makers. In the early 1980s he added large-format Polaroid photography to his practice, a medium that continues to enhance his trademark style.

Roversi is the recipient of numerous awards and his photographs have been featured in a variety of monographs and exhibitions. His work has appeared in Italian Vogue, Vogue UK, Vogue Paris, Vanity Fair, W Magazine, Interview and i-D. He has created campaigns for Dior, Cerruti, Comme des Garçons, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino and Alberta Ferreti.
 

Press Photographs Available on Request