MULTIMEDIA ART MUSEUM, MOSCOW
MUSEUM "MOSCOW HOUSE OF PHOTOGRAPHY"
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Erick Ifergan
American night

Erick Ifergan.
From the project “American night”. 
© Erick Ifergan Erick Ifergan.
From the project “American night”. 
© Erick Ifergan Erick Ifergan.
From the project “American night”. 
© Erick Ifergan Erick Ifergan.
From the project “American night”. 
© Erick Ifergan Erick Ifergan.
From the project “American night”. 
© Erick Ifergan

Erick Ifergan. From the project “American night”. © Erick Ifergan

Erick Ifergan. From the project “American night”. © Erick Ifergan

Erick Ifergan. From the project “American night”. © Erick Ifergan

Erick Ifergan. From the project “American night”. © Erick Ifergan

Erick Ifergan. From the project “American night”. © Erick Ifergan

Moscow, 9.04.2009—23.04.2009

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Erick Ifergan is an artist, a photographer, a painter, a poet, a writer and a filmmaker. From independent art films to music videos and commercials he has established himself as one of the most influential «image manipulators» in recent decades.

Ifergan began his artistic career as a fine art and fashion photographer. In recent years he has returned to the medium and is now presenting his new fine art series. Ifergan’s latest collection, a series of images entitled «American Nights,» is inspired by his fascination with downtown Los Angeles and the beauty and emptiness that comes alive when the sun goes down. «What impassions me the most about this country is the capacity for an individual to constantly invent, and reinvent themselves. Each American creates their own destiny, and fabricates their own character...» Ifergan says speaking about Los Angeles «it is the city of lost dreams. Nobody ever shows what lays beyond the glamour ... and precisely this is what is most fascinating to me.»

The result is a poignant mixture of landscapes and portraits shot only at night featuring lost souls in the streets of LA. Ifergan selects and lights his subjects with compassion, like characters in the movies. Giving each one of them a strange and poetic aura.

«The proximity between the two extremes is also what fascinates me»... for the people Ifergan chooses to portrait are part of this world of glamour without being able to access it. «It’s like being a child in a candy store, but not being able to eat any candy. A sweet but cruel torture that kills you little by little...»

Erick Ifergan’s images were captured exclusively with a Hasselblad X-Pan camera, and Fuji Pro H 400 Daylight Film. All photographs are C-Prints derived from a Lightjet exposure system, and printed on Pearl Lightjet photographic paper. Each print for the exhibition is displayed at 122cm x 44.5cm and encased in white maple framing with a plexi-glass front. The photographs are available for sale at the exhibition space in limited editions of 10 prints per image. Each will be numbered and signed by the photographer.

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