the 19th of July until the 11th September 2010
Hay Hill Gallery: 5a Cork Street, London W1S 3NY
Tel: +44 (0)20 7439 1001, Tel/Fax: +44 (0)20 7439 2299
Fax: +44 (0)87 0056 8948, +44 (0)87 0051 8410
About the exhibition:
Big Scenes combines photography, video and performance, bringing together larger than life characters and stories to play out a world of fantasy, grandeur and drama. Big Scenes is a dreamlike, decadent world reminiscent of Surrealism and the visual and performing arts of the glamorous golden age of the 1920s and 30s. Sanges’ double award-winning short film Circumstances (Best Art Film – Portobello Film Festival, London 2008 and Best Experimental Art Video, Open Cinema, St Petersburg, Russia, 2009) will be screened in the lower ground floor gallery. A series of photographs from the accompanying book Circumstances will be shown alongside the film for the very first time.
About the photographer:
Marco Sanges was born in Rome in 1970. He started work in a photographic studio near Rome. Fascinated by fashion, he became a photographer for Vogue Italia before moving to London, where he now lives. An imaginative and innovative photographer, he has exhibited worldwide. His clients include Vogue, The Sunday Telegraph, Trace, Elle, Creative Review and Dolce&Gabbana. His previous solo exhibitions include: Big Scenes, Hackney Empire, London (2010); Beyond Decadence, Arts Centre, Windsor (2010); Savile Row, B-Store, London (2006); Purity, Cobden Club, London (2004). Group exhibitions include: Take Home a Nude, Academy of Arts, New York (2009); British Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London (2008 and 2009); London Art Fair, Business Design Centre (2009); Art London, Royal Hospital, Chelsea (2008); and 20th Anniversary, Jonathan Cooper, London (2008). Awards include Best Art Film at the Portobello Film Festival 2008 and Open Cinema Film Festival 2009 (St. Petersburg, Russia) for the short Circumstances. His books include: Circumstances, Venus, Animal, and Erotic Photography.