AboutThis winter, renowned photography gallery theprintspace is proud to present ANTOGLYPH, an exhibition by Emmy award winning and BAFTA nominated Director of Photography, Lukas Strebel from his 1970's body of work.
The exhibition showcases Strebel's surreal images, products of a rich visual heritage, with references to Claude Cahun, Man Ray, Maurice Tabard and Hans Bellmer. Graphic, theatrical and strange, viewed together they form a dreamlike sequence of narrative loops and replays, which touch on deep subconscious urges, emotions and fears. Many of the images will be presented as groups and sequences creating a strong sense of an unfolding narrative; the pull of the photographer toward film. As such the images form an unfurling story of artistic development, compositional complexity and metaphorical beauty captured with film.
Strebel built his approach to film through still photography due to a lack of film education in his native Switzerland. Working first in Switzerland, and later in Canada and the UK in the 1970's, the exhibited images beautifully wrought examples of photographic surrealism are expressive of the bohemianism of the time. Their energy and fluency come as a result of the photographer's particular relationship to both fine art and cinema.