Good photos are worthy of recognition, and for good reason. Seattle-based photographer Emmanuel Monzon takes us through his perspective of his hometown’s urban sprawl, through fifteen stunning photographs.
Masterfully composed and matched with near monochromatic tones, Monzon’s photos piece together a phenomenon that we see but do not observe. The rapid urban development in one of North America’s busiest cities is a sight to behold, and more so under Monzon’s expert curation. The artworks from Monzon’s upcoming ‘Enter the Void’ exhibition follow a stylistic rule that gives the end result an appreciable personal touch. Wiped clean from the canvas are living things and bright colors, as one would expect from a fast growing urban city. Instead Monzon’s photos keep a keen focus on geometric composition, granting more attention to the emptiness of removed grasslands than it does to the vibrancy of concrete landscapes. Deliberately composed, cropped, and framed, Monzon’s unique presentation turns the urban landscape that we see, cross, and live in, into a romantic painting worthy of awe and appreciation.
Monzon’s exhibition ‘Enter the Void’ will open on February 25, 2017 at CHARBON, Wong Chuk Hang. The event overlaps with Hong Kong’s much anticipated Art Basel-- an annual art fair that brings together international art collectors, journalists, and art enthusiasts from all walks of life. Visit CHARBON art space from tomorrow onwards to see remarkable transformations of cities through the lens of one talented Emmanuel Monzon!
‘Enter the Void’ Exhibition Period: February 25, 2017 - March 25, 2017
Address: 8/F, 44 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (except public holidays)
Phone No.: 6906 2330
Written by Vivien Au