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Mats Bäcker, Série rock'n'roll / Marianne Faithful, Broken English

Mats Bäcker Série rock'n'roll / Marianne Faithful, Broken English , 1980

View in a room Photography 19.3 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch 1 remaining copy

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Mats Bäcker, Série rock'n'roll / Marianne Faithful, Broken English
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  • Offered by the gallery

    Professional art gallery
    Paris / Chinon - France

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Signed artwork

  • Medium

    Photography : argentic edition

  • Themes

    Icons, Portrait, Black and white

  • Support

    Photography on paper

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 20 copies

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    19.3 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Collector’s Guide

  • About the artwork

    Série rock’n’roll stars : 1977-1986

    Mats Bäcker a produit durant les années 70 et 80 des images qui représentent des icônes de rock’n’roll. Il dépeint ainsi le mode de vie de la nouvelle vague de rock et ses idéaux. L’imagerie était alors influencée par la photographie de reportage et sa proximité avec le sujet. Il recherchait dans ses photos une attitude à la fois détendue et sensuelle. Cette perception était une réaction face aux photos faites pour les fans qui dominaient alors.

    Dans les photographies de Mats Bäcker on peut trouver, par exemple, une photographie d’un jeune et heureux groupe U2 dans son dressing, juste avant sa percée. Il y a aussi une image unique de David Bowie habillé en Hamlet, et la légendaire photographie d’Iggy Pop où il fait un doigt d’honneur à l’audience. Il fait appel à nos souvenirs à l’aide de photographies historiques de Grace Jones, Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, Joe Strummer des Clash. Cependant, regarder le passé à travers les images de Mats Bäcker n’est pas seulement une attitude nostalgique. Ses tirages grands formats en noir et blanc montrant sa technologie et sa précision transmettant ainsi une qualité rare de photographie.

    Les photographies de Mats Bäcker rappellent l’époque durant laquelle la politique et la musique étaient intimement liées. Entre autres, les photos de la scène musicale suédoise pointent vers une dynamique qui est comparable aux clubs des années 50 à New York ou Chicago. La Suède avait une scène très "indépendante" dans les années 70 et 80 qui s’est inspirée des mouvements et courants culturels et politiques de la musique punk anglaise.

    Les photographies de Mats Bäcker dépeignent une période de transition : lorsque la musique punk est arrivée et a questionné tous les concepts à travers la culture musicale. Les images ont une intimité et atmosphère qui évoquent une époque : ce qu’on avait oublié, ou nous rappellent ce qu’on savait déjà. Là est l’intemporalité au-delà du sujet.

    Tirage argentique noir & blanc avec un virage au sélénium, #2/20.

    • Tags
    • photograph

    • iconic

    • analogue

    • rock 'n' roll

    • marianne faithfull

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Mats Bäcker

Born in: 1958

Sweden

Emergent Artist

Mats Backer lives and works in Stockholm. He has been a photographer since 1977. He exhibited in France at the Galerie Nathalie Béreau for the first time in 2011.

Born in 1958 in a little village called Hagfors, in western Sweden, he is one of the most famous photographers in Scandinavia. He took photos in collaboration with one of the greatest theaters and operas. This led him to appear on programs, in magazines and exhibits on a daily basis. However, his career began far from theaters and operas.

In the late 70's and 80's, Mats Backer began his career as a photographer behind the rock n roll scenes. He met many famous people. One of his most famous photos were of Iggy Pop in Copenhagen in 1977. He was only 19 years old those days. In 1981, he moved to Stockholm to work for the new rock magazine called Schlager, which changed the vision on rock music. He worked in close collaboration with artists and didn't do the usual star portraits.

Mats Backer was also the photographic editor and a Scandinavian agent for his colleagues: Anton Corbien and Pennie Smith. In 1984, he stepped away from the music world and got enrolled at the Konstfack Art Academy in Stockholm, a university dedicated to art, craft and design. After having finished his studies, he came back to the world of theater and took photos at the Théâtre Dramatique Royal for a few years. In 1995, he became the official photographer of the Swedish Royal Opera and stayed there for about 10 years.

He changed the outlook on dance and opera photography thanks to his new way of proceeding. He used ideas and techniques from the fashion and publicity world to rejuvenate a very traditional culture.

Since then, he has worked with several operas, dance and theater companies in Scandinavia. He is currently the photographer for great classical musicians such as Anne Sofie von Otter, Lang Lang, etc. During all these years, Mats Backer exhibited throughout the world, in cities like Los Angeles, Riga or Beirut. He has also written many books and made short films.

In addition to his work in performing arts, he carried out a number of experiments and put together his own projects. These last few years, his works from the 70's and 80's have been very successful and were sold at auctions.
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Mats Bäcker, Série rock'n'roll / Marianne Faithful, Broken English
Mats Bäcker, Série rock'n'roll / Marianne Faithful, Broken English

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