Artwork By Daniel Munteanu
My work moves the focus of photography from capturing images of this reality to creating photographs of different worlds and styles. It mutates photography from the real to the fantastical, from the ‘what is’ to the ‘what it can become’ through imagination, inventing the image instead of using the ready-made, crafting a photograph that depicts reality in an unreal or surreal way.
That is achieved through developing carefully planned images and using the ICM technique on a variety of subjects: city/street photography, directing portrait staged sets, exploring the elements of water and fire and experimenting with catching light on different materials, such as in the Celestial Fission series.
One of the defining things that place a photograph as being an artifact depicting a slice of reality, a copy of reality in a way, is the clarity of the lines and all the details that resemble the thing actually photographed. Now, substitute that with the photographer’s ‘stroke’ (as in painting), in order to photograph reality in a way that it no longer looks palpable, but more like we are made of mist, particles or light waves. A true photograph, straight from the camera, that depicts reality in an unreal way.
The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is designed to connect art seekers and collectors with artists DIRECTLY. The gallery is not a mall, but instead a collection of remarkable works of art that bring together artists and potential buyers.
The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is owned and managed by Edge of Humanity Magazine.
Following Edge of Humanity Magazine‘s footsteps of publishing unparalleled content from artists and photographers worldwide, the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is on a mission to provide it’s viewers art that is unique and diverse.
Written By Joelcy Kay – Curator
Every piece of art, crafts, or textiles, hanging on my walls or ceiling tells a tiny passage of my life. Most of it was acquired during my travels. Many of these treasures are damaged whether because they were broken on arrival, as the pieces were tightly stuffed into my backpack, or weathered by the unforgiving Florida tropical humidity. But in the end, they are my precious processions and they are part of the stories I tell. It feels good to have rugs hanging from the ceiling, masks on the walls, and drinking my morning coffee thinking of the mugs’ tale. The point here is that art has a lot to offer each one of us; ART IS VERY PERSONAL!
The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY offers that personal experience as the individual has the opportunity to buy the art from the creator and by doing so a new event to remember is born. When you hang the work of art on your wall there is a story behind it; an artist you now know and follow. And instead of the usual “I purchased this at “WWW(BIG BIG ART STORE).COM” the connection enriches the emotional value of your art piece.
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The gallery is designed to connect the art seekers and collectors with artists directly. We offer artists a COMMISSION FREE / CONTRACT FREE online platform to sell their creations and engage with their clients using portfolio pages that are engaging with large images and a dramatic black background.
NO MIDDLEMAN is a boutique ART GALLERY; individuals browsing our archives and portfolio pages are relaxed, not pressured to sign up, agree with website terms, or maneuvering out of pop-up windows.
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