>french art studio is proud to present ‘microMEGAS’, the first solo show in the UK by Belgian photographer Antoine Rose. This exhibition will bring together an exciting selection of recent photographs from his internationally renowned series ‘up in the air’. These powerful panoramas captured from a bird’s eye view are the result of breathtaking shots suspended from a helicopter, 600 feet above the earth.
Antoine Rose has developed an early passion for photography, travel and seas. He is a self-taught professional photographer who started artistic aerial photography in the early 2000s when he was the official photographer of the Kitesurfing World Cup for several years.
Antoine Rose has developed a unique colourful minimalistic photographic approach. By elevating himself from the ground level to capture unseen perspectives the artist gives us a miniaturised view on humanity.
In his series ‘up in the air - beaches’, the perspective is reduced to the beach and the sea excluding the sky and people become gregarious insects buzzing around candy-like umbrellas. A similar result is obtained with the series ‘up in the air - snow’ where humans can be compared to tiny pixels lost in the infinity of the mountains. In front of each photograph, spectators are forced to take an in-depth look into human behaviours intimacy and become a sort of voyeur. The artist goes even further into visual photographic research with his newest series ‘up in the air - nights’ where broad minimalist panoramas are represented with amazing geometric compositions revealing a new reading of the cityscape.
Besides the visual poetry of the image, Antoine Rose offers a new vision of the human compared to the vastness of the world he lives in.
Antoine Rose is an internationally acclaimed artist. His work can be found in prestigious private and corporate collections such as Tiffany and is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design (NY, USA). Major international brands have commissioned artworks for their worldwide advertising campaigns.