La tristeza, 2022

James Sparshatt

Photography : black & white edition 19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch



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James Sparshatt, La tristeza

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A dancer in Jerez de la Frontera loses herself to the rhythm. As the tacones beat the floor, the vocalist calls out a lament and the palmera builds on the pulse that will draw the Duende (the spirit) to them. When at its most raw the summoning of the duende allows the performers and audience alike to form a mesmerised bond – all external thought and influence lost in the communal moment. James Sparshatt's search for moments that capture the passion and emotion engendered by music has taken him from the streets of Havana, to Buenos Aires, to Seville and to New Orleans amongst other locations where rhythm and self expression are essential elements of life.
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Capital Culture Gallery Ltd • Coltishall, United Kingdom

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Photography: black & white edition
Dimensions cm inch
19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch
Black frame with museum glass
Artwork dimensions including frame
26.4 x 20.9 x 0.8 inch
Numbered and limited to 35 copies
30 copies available
Work sold with an invoice from the gallery and a certificate of authenticity
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James Sparshatt

James Sparshatt

United Kingdom • Born in: 1966

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James Sparshatt is a British photographic artist producing work that dramatically captures the vibrancy and emotional intensity of life. His images of music and dance are drawn from bars, streets and clubs from Havana to Buenos Aires to Seville to New Orleans and beyond. They are full of movement, energy and emotion.

James has had solo exhibitions in New York, San Antonio, London, Cordoba, Havana and across the UK. His work has been sold at Art Hamptons, Art Chicago, Pulse Miami, Slick Paris, and Affordable Art Fairs in Brussels, Amsterdam, New York, Singapore, Los Angeles, London, Stockholm, Hamburg and Milan. His exhibition Land of Spirit at the Royal National Theatre in London was described in the Sunday Telegraph as “a dazzling collection of black and white images...”.

His palladium platinum prints are produced in collaboration with specialist platinum printer Max Caffell of 31 Studio. 31 Studio are recognised as masters of this sought after printing technique. They are also the printers of choice of Sebastiao Salgado, the estate of Henri Lartigue, and many other photographic luminaries.

James has been a winner of the International Exhibition at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado, USA, shortlisted for the Sony World Photographic Awards and a finalist in the World Photography Gala awards.

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