Monty is an Argentinian artist and photographer.
Open Doors Gallery / London.
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Monty Kaplan is a self taught photographer from Argentina, that is concerned with subjectivity. His work can be interpreted as a subjective anthropological exploration of the world. Of an eclectic nature, Monty is at constant odds between his pragmatism and his sensibility, which often clash and warp his view of life. He believes the construct of our reality is not logical, but emotional and his work is fueled by an interest in defying our ideas of how we perceive this reality. “For me photography is a way of putting into question our own sense of certainty about the world. I’m drawn to mundane scenes because by their own banal, simple essence, they serve as the perfect blank canvas onto which is possible to impose a new interpretation and therefore arrive at a new meaning. I shoot as a documenter but I think and work as a painter in my post process, exploring the possibilities of the image, i look to abstract, to reconfigure. I want the viewer to get as close as possible to experience the world through my eyes.”
SELECTED ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS
- Paradise Magazine / Issue #01
- Noice Magazine / "The Red Issue" .02
- "No Place Like Home" published by Lost Alphabet
2018- Saatchi Gallery, with Open Doors - London, UK.
2018- Summer Photo Exhibition / Fishing Quarter Gallery - Brighton, UK.
2018- Street Sans Frontières / 18-20th May - Espace des Arts Sans Frontières, Paris
2018- Open Doors Exhbition / 5-8th of April - Peckham, London.
2017- Group Exhibition "Inside Instagram" - Onomato Künstlerverein, Düsseldorf, Germany.
2016- Group Show - Greenpoint Gallery, NY.
2016- "Essay on Silence" - Casa Rodolfo Walsh, Buenos Aires