DvdN x Emil Monty / Miami / VESS / 2015
M I A M I
On Location. Off Season.
VESS presents ON LOCATION. OFF SEASON is a selection of work created together with Danish photographer and good friend, Emil Monty Freddie while in Miami, January, 2016.
Seen through the view-finder and hand, the exhibition explores a Miami stripped of its trappings, distractions and tourists, but invigorated by the local stories and characters found under the dimmed neon lights of the beach-side metropolitan - made less familiar off-season.
Determined to find alternative lines and shift perspectives - during the month of January where our engagement with social media is otherwise saturated by images of wintry New York tower-tops, Copenhagen’s frozen lakes, and occassional advertisements for beach holidays in Thailand - the intent was to unintentionally experience imagery, impressions and conversations that would be otherwise unavailable during the height of summer.
From closed roof-bars overlooking pools emptied of bikini models under overcast skies in monsoon rain clattering down on soft-top convertibles, it was in this expectant space that defined our pursuits.
Made in the studio of Venezuelean artist, Paul Amundurain in the Wynwood art district - whose gallerist Daniel established contact with prior to boarding the plane from Miami via Instagram - his drawings were the direct product of the experiences found ON LOCATION throughout the week – even the paper and materials being locally sourced.
Restlessly mazing through physical exchanges with his environment, this new series of multimedia drawings document Miami in a style of its own making – pastel blues, flashes of flourescent cherry pink, and the ominous shape of broad palm leaves. Absorbing and recording the imaginative space found in between the incomprehensible Latino voices, seedy clubs operating off season, and some life-advice of the famed spritualist cult runner, The Raven - who has ran 8 miles along Miami’s beach every day for the past 43 years – this led to the discovery of new lines, words and images
DvdN x Schäfer Grafisk Værksted
THE INVENTORY / EMIL MONTY FREDDIE STUDIO / 2015
T H E I N V E N T O R Y
Emil Monty Freddie Photography Studio, NV, Copenhagen
Documentation captured by Alexander Archimbaud from a 2-day drawing installation and process piece; preoccupied with collapsing, cracking and analysing past lines in a bid to sought out new lines, experimental processes and, simply put: blurring the lines of past, present and future as well as the nature of drawing as an expressive medium.
Sketchbooks, journal pieces and drawings spread out include fragments of process-pieces made, and material found in New York, Birmingham, Copenhagen, Berlin, Shanghai, Tokyo, Aarhus, London & Paris to mention but a few sources.
Also fuelled by a strong social element present in the studio during its production. Drawn in the company of Johanna.
BIG Broadway Mural DvdN x MorMor / BIG / 2015
Dual Mural @BIG BIG Architect Group, Broadway 61 NYC.
DvdN x Mormor x BIG