Paul Adrian Chiş - Essay
Photography under the sign of paintings from past centuries
The paradox of still life – this is how we call what the artist-photographer brings new in still life. We are accustomed to classical still life painting with flowers, fruits, bottles of wine, where most of the works are objects. Admittedly, a live infusion is given by fresh flowers or fruits. What is particularly innovative in the creation of Paul Adrian Chiş is the introduction of life in these still lifes. One hand – which offers a fruit or another that is about to take a fruit from the dead – dynamites the usual. And from a still life, which can give the feeling of cold, the hand illuminates and warms the photo. Apart from the surprise of the new, the great talent of the artist-photographer is that he manages to achieve this with great naturalness, but also with taste. Nothing seems forced in these compositions, even if this novelty can be perceived by the viewer as a miracle. How can a hand, a symbol of life, appear in a still life?!?
Peter Sragher -President of the Bucharest branch fitralit.ro/ (traduced with google translate)
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