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Infrared Nudes by Lindsay Garrett



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NeT-ArT Exhibition

This is the age of the Art Academies:
Often, too often, we forget that creativity originates with the ability to truly feel the environment which surrounds us and with the desire to represent, interpret and perhaps even to possess it. Neither money nor masters can do anything without the urge to be.

This is the age of the supertechnicians:
In fact, the various artistic disciplines are moving ever more in the direction of technical research. The work of art becomes a question of virtuosity and, inevitably, loses its capacity to represent the author's emotions.

This is the age of the Zone System:
This is the problem of so much contemporary photography; governed more by the dictates of an impeccable technique than by a sense of joy representative of the moment.

This is the age of serial production:
In this way, for the satisfaction of dealers, abuses arise of those techniques which should serve the artist to communicate his message. This is a world swamped with selenium prints, bichromate gums, salt paper, unusual toning and coloring - all with the exclusive goal of convincing the observer of the author's great skill, resting everything on the fact of their differentness.

This is the age of special effects, of the loss of pleasure in beauty:
We are losing all connection to the message.

This is the age of the new censorship:
Envy of beauty forces us to hide ourselves, thereby losing vitality.

This is the age of the new Robin Hoods:
In this reality belong people like Lindsay Garrett - simple, self-taught, at times a bit crude, but with the profound ability to learn and to communicate his desires, modestly trying to reveal himself.

It is likely that web surfers have already encountered Lindsay Garrett, heard about his history, and criticized or defended his point of view. Here, however, it is not his affairs which concern us but rather his message, the words in his photographs. Presented in this exhibition on aesthetic eroticism is a series of studies permeated with a freshness to which the author contrasts his avidity to represent beauty as the desire for the different human being - in essence, the craving felt by all humanity.. Desire represented without technical virtuosity, without insecurity about the perfection of the work, erupting from the instinctuality of the sexed relationship with the unconscious which, in photography, is the model. The friendship that ties him to his subjects allows a vision of eros that transcends sexual need, transforming it into respect for love.

Leonardo Damiani

All images copyright 1997 LindsayGarrett

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