Super Flemish by Sacha Goldberger
It seems that photographer Sacha Goldberger has a curious questions on his mind: what if Superman was born in the sixteenth century? or what if the Hulk was a Duke? and even how might Van Eyck have portrayed Snow White? so he created the Super Flemish series setting the present day heroes and villains in the 17th century.
The series is a mash-up of the history of art and the fictional heroes of our modern day culture. Sacha Goldberger used the flemish 17th century portraiture techniques to capture icons of the american culture from superman to Batman and Wolverine. Goldberger applied counterpointing light and shadow technique to show the nobility and fragility of the super powerful of all times. He has chosen models with a strong resemblance to the characters in their movie adaptation and dressed in delicately crafted costumes redesigned to fit 17th century requirements.
The collection … also invites you to celebrate the heroes of your childhood. These characters have become icons to reveal their humanity: tired of having to save the world without respite, promised to a destiny of endless immortality, forever trapped in their character. The superheroes often live their lives cloaked in anonymity. These portraits give them a chance to « fix » their narcissism denied. By the temporal disturbance they produce, these images allow us to discover, under the patina of time, an unexpected melancholy of those who are to be invincible. As science fiction meets history of art, time meets an inexhaustible desire for mythology which is within each of us.
[divider]About Sacha Goldberger [/divider]
Sacha Goldberger is a french photographer. He has worked as artistic director in several well-known agencies. Sacha has been working on the Mamika séries since 2007. Since 2008 he as exhibited in Paris at the following galeries : Wanted(2010), Bailly Contemporain (2011), Acte 2 Gallery (2012). He has also exhibited at CCB Museum of Rio, New Delhi Photo Festival, Amsterdam Art Fair, London Art Fair, Angkor Festival, Getxophoto, Palm Beach Art Fair and Berliner list, and has contributed to outdoor exhibitions in France at Vendome, Bercy Village. 2 different books have been published in Europe and the USA : « Mamika, big little grandmother « (2010) and « Mamika and co » (2012).
In September 2014 he exhibited his new Séries « Super Flemish » at the School Gallery, 322 rue saint Martin 75003 Paris.