New YORK – International art photographer Andre Plessel will present his debut New York City exhibit “Andre Plessel: Visions” at the Lilac Gallery at 144 Fifth Ave. in Manhattan’s Flatiron District opening on Friday, Oct. 17, and running through Thursday, Nov. 6.
Plessel’s exhibit will feature his signature dramatic, erotic art photographs in black and white, along with a series of his unique new color processed photographs, which garnered a huge amount of attention at his recent “Processed Photographs” exhibit at the Monika Mohr Gallery in Hamburg, Germany.
As Lilac Gallery co-owner Cindy Shaoul explains, “Lilac Gallery is honored to have Andre Plessel presenting his art with us for the very first time in New York City. As an artist, he not only captures the true beauty in women, but breaths beauty into each and every one of his subjects. His outstanding vision and deep sense of connection with his subjects is what creates these exquisite pieces of art.”
His “processed photographs” feature Plessel’s own unique process of adding color to the black and white images by hand, which are then exposed by a developer liquid applied with a brush, thus creating a dramatic new aesthetic look. Each of these photographs is uniquely “one-of-kind” making them even more desirable.
All shows feature his signature black and white silver gelatin photographs that are hand-printed and signed, along with his color-processed black and white prints, also signed. For over 22 years now, Plessel has been driven by his ultimate passion, that of black and white photography. His artwork creates dramatic, romantic and delicate images with great attention to his own style of lighting. It has been said that his artistic photographs convey and play upon sensual tension, as opposed to blatant sexuality.
For many years Plessel has lived simultaneously in Munich, Germany and Miami, Fla., while also traveling the world. Over the years, he has worked extensively in London, Milan, Paris, Barcelona, New York, Los Angeles and Miami. As many art world insiders know, Plessel’s work has often been compared to that of his longtime friend and collaborator Helmut Newton, with whom he traveled and worked with in Europe and the U.S.
New York City’s Lilac Gallery, along with showcasing some of America’s finest artists, looks to distinguish a reputation as “the new frontier gallery” assimilating Leo Castelli’s approach to the discovery of new art styles and art forms. Working with a roster of both established and up and coming artists, Lilac Gallery is taking its place among top art connoisseurs, collectors, artists and dealers in New York City’s ever-growing art market.
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