Artists | Petra Gut Contemporary - PETRA GUT CONTEMPORARY AG

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  • DAVID YARROW (UK)

    David Yarrow was born in Scotland and is currently based in London. David Yarrow is known for travelling the world’s remotest regions to capture compelling images of nature as we‘ve never seen it before, and is redefining wildlife photography in the process.

    His monochrome photographs are bursting with life, vitality and movement, yet the majority of Yarrow’s subject matter, from rampaging bull elephants in Kenya to Inuit hunters and Bornean orangutans, is living on the brink of extinction. This is nature at its most majestic – and its most fragile.

    Yarrow’s unorthodox camera angles and unique shooting methods transport the viewer right into the heart of the action; with split-second timing, he crystallises a single instant of drama into an image so immersive that it cannot be viewed in just a few moments. These are photographs to linger over.

  • STEFANO ZARDINI (I)

    Stefano Zardini (1943 - † 2019) hails from a long line of photographers, stretching back to the medium’s earliest days in the late 19th century. Given this auspicious heritage, it is unsurprising that Zardini turned to photography from a young age, both as a livelihood and as a means of self expression. He has hardly been parted from his camera since.

    Zardini started out working in the fashion industry, shooting for heavyweight publications like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Condé Nast Traveler. He went on to travel the world, documenting wars, disasters and momentous events in more than 60 countries, including shooting a series on human rights for the 50th anniversary of the United Nations.

    While grateful for his early introduction to the medium of photography, Zardini chooses to eschew conformity, dedicating his whole career to experimentation in an effort to develop his own unique, ever-changing, undefinable style. The result? A freshness and vitality that travel throughout his images, regardless of the subject matter.

    More recently, the prolific photographer shifted his sights to fine art photography, which he has since dedicated himself to wholeheartedly.

  • LARS ZECH (DE)

    Lars Zech works and lives in the Black Forest, Germany. Observing Lars Zech dealing with his sculptures and wall objects, it becomes clear that he is driven by questions and views – similarly to a white canvas – around the log, which are followed by differentiated and complex decisions which finally lead to a real, present and authentic piece of work. It is reflected through the material, the craftsmanship, the thoughtful Identification with it and the resulting forms and contents. Lars is interacting very intensively and passionately with his works and so forms a dynamic unite with them, which results in an authentic, unique and powerful style.