Jeff Bark est un photographe né en 1963. Il vit et travaille à New York. Il compose ses photos en organisant les poses, les lumières et les couleurs tel un peintre.
Il a toujours rêvé de devenir photographe. Il est inspiré par David Lynch, Norman Rockwell et Eric Fischl. Il prête beaucoup d’attention à la lumière et compare son travail à celui d’un artiste ou d’un sculpteur.
Jeff Bark (b.1963) lives and works in New York.
Woodpecker is his second exhibition at Michael
Festival The New York Photo Festival 2010 “NYC is the melting pot, the metropolis of the world, and therefore the most natural location for a festival with a mission to bring together global talent that is both timely and critical.”
Jody Quon, curator, NYPH’09
The First International Photography Festival in the United States
Photography, one of the most important visual media of our lives, has been surprisingly uncelebrated, particularly in the United States. New York City, home to the most influential commercial and fine art photography community, has lacked—until now—a large-scale event dedicated to photography. The inaugural New York Photo Festival (May 14–May 18, 2008) delivered a dynamic, high-quality event in what is arguably the photographic capital of the world. This event celebrated both contemporary photography ... Exposition Goldenboy - Jeff Bark
Hasted Kraeutler is pleased to announce, Goldenboy, an exhibition of new photographs by Jeff Bark, beginning April 24 and running through June 14, 2014.
The photographic tableaux in Jeff Bark’s newest body of work, Goldenboy, exist in an eerily ambiguous time of day, somewhere between the burning, first rays of dawn and the last glow of sunset. Suffused by a warm, languorous light that evokes the close heat of Southern California, and set amidst colors and textures that recall the 1980s, the series was inspired by aspects of Bark’s own autobiography. It was in a Southern California backyard in the ‘80s that he made his first photographs, and Goldenboy’s protagonist, is the same age as Bark was during those very years. But the similarities end there, as these works take viewers through a com... Exposition Jeff Bark - Lucifer Falls Jeff Bark’s focus is to work with the established genres of still life, nudes, domestic interior and landscapes in a way that is new and unique to photography. This body of work, Lucifer Falls, follows three previous series that were acclaimed for their originality, psychological density and technical mastery,Abandon (2006), Woodpecker (2007) and Flesh Rainbow (2009).
The new series of photographs of waterfalls and gorges is a departure from his earlier series for which he constructed elaborate sets in the studio; the photographs in Lucifer Falls were taken in the outdoors, where he had to direct and rearrange the elements of the scene just as he did in the studio for his prior work. The color palette and the muted light of twilight are the focus while mist hovers over the landscapes of jagged wet rocks... Exposition Jeff Bark The much-anticipated new series of work by Jeff Bark, Woodpecker, is full of dark romanticism. Under the cover of a manufactured night, his young subjects indulge in skinny-dipping, huffing, smoking pot, and moments of introspection echoing Bark’s own memories of his near adulthood. A short film accompanies the photographs. The subjects of Bark’s previous series, exhibited at Michael Hoppen Contemporary in 2006, were captured in moments of self-contained abandon in formally constructed urban interiors. In Woodpecker, his subjects are pictured in naturalistic outdoor tableaux, sometimes interacting in couples or groups but always with the suggestion an internal isolation. The rich detail, vivid self-contained illumination and the complexity of the constructed surroundings in these photographs draw the viewer i...