HackelBury Fine Art zeigt mit 'Cross Road Blues' die erste Ausstellung des Britischen Fotografen Oli Kellett (16 November 2018 – 23 February 2019). Entstanden sind die großformatigen Fotografien an Strassen Kreuzungen in den USA. Der Fotograf beschäftigt sich in dieser sehr stimmungsvoll und an Film Sets erinnernden Serie mit der Zeit, die wir uns (zwangsläufig) nehmen, wenn wir vor roten Ampeln und an Strassen Übergängen warten. So erzählt jedes Bild eine eigene kleine Geschichte.
Der Fotograf über sein Projekt : "According to legend, Robert Johnson, the Delta Blues musician, met the devil at a crossroads outside Memphis and sold his soul in exchange for his musical talents. He was forever plagued despite his success. Faustian Tales are more popular at times of moral crisis. We live in an era of fake news, political polarization and algorithmic echo chambers. Our experience of the world is fractured as we live out multiple identities on and offline. Crossroads are a democratic place. We all have to wait. Being held at a ‘DON’T WALK’ sign allows us a few seconds, and occasionally minutes, to ask ourselves ‘Where do we come from?’ and ‘Where are we going?’"
Oli Kellett (b. 1983) is a British photographer based in Hastings, UK. After graduating from Central Saint Martins College of Art he spent four years writing scripts for TV adverts before focusing full time on photography in 2008. In 2018 he was awarded both the Royal Academy Arts Club Award (awarded to an artist aged 35 or under for a work in any medium) and the Royal Academy Rose Award for Photography for his work included in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
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Oli Kellett: Cross Road Blues
16th November 2018 – 23rd February 2019