December 14, 2016

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WELCOME - THE ART OF CONNECTING


PLATNUM is an online marketplace connecting innovative visual artists with creatives, buyers, and editors. It provides inspiration as well as solutions for visual needs of any kind. Below you’ll find a selection of new work, from old friends and new members alike.

 
 
 
   

STUDIO BY ALEXANDER COGGIN


Alexander Coggin is an American artist living and working between London and Berlin.  His work explores an intersection of candid human behavior, street photography, and staged still life images, and has been featured on many websites and publications. His images are bright, colorful, and whimsical at times, yet remain fully grounded.  Formally trained in theater, Coggin is a self taught photographer, and combined his experiences and skills with the two media to create a performance collective, called CALVIN KLEIN, in 2011.  

 
 
 

TWICE BY ANDREA KUEPPERS

 
 
     
 

Andrea Kueppers is interested in capturing authenticity and emotions in her photographic work, which touches many areas, from children, to landscape, portrait, reportage, and seniors. Regardless of her subject, Kueppers tells her stories with a true, unstylized air. Her work has attracted interest from commercial, editorial, documentary, and arts clients, and she has exhibited extensively. Born in the Lower Rhine in Germany, Kueppers is now based in Hamburg.

 
 
   

BY SVEN JACOBSEN


Sven Jacobsen´s photography is distinguished by a strong harkening to simplicity and awareness. Unlike much work nowadays, Jacobsen’s work strives to capture a radical demand to preserve genuine truth. He searches for bliss in the simplest things and is keenly interested in the aesthetics of the moment. In his search, Jacobsen focuses on emotionality, lightness and authenticity. For him, the essence of things is the most important: going back to ones roots, home, embracing imperfections, and spreading warmth and truth. This is what he commonly portrays with his emotional and warm picture language. 

 
 
 

EMERGENT BEHAVIOR BY THOMAS JACKSON

 

 

 

 
 
     
     
 

 

Thomas Jackson creates conceptual, mysterious, surreal environmental scenes and installations. Jackson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in Providence, Rhode Island. After earning a B.A. in History from the College of Wooster, he spent much of his career in New York as an editor and book reviewer for magazines. It was his particular interest in photography books that led him to pick up a camera, first shooting Garry Winogrand-inspired street scenes, then landscapes, and finally the installation work he does today. His work has been shown at The Center for Book Arts in New York, the Governors Island Art Fair, the Gallery at Eponymy in Brooklyn and Industria Superstudios in New York. Jackson was named one of the Critical Mass Top 50 in 2012, and won the “installation/still-life” category of PDN’s The Curator award in 2013. He lives in San Francisco.

 
 
 

POWER TO THE PEOPLE BY OLIVIER VERHELLEN

 

Olivier Verhellen is a photographer and creative director based in Antwerp, Belgium. He comes from a varied and colorful background - DJ, painter, sculptor, artist, collector, gallery assistant, and more. Verhellen draws from his disparate experiences and combines them into something new and fresh. His work centers on the existing materials, objects, and situations that surround him; he appropriates them and melanges them, experimenting with high and low culture alike, and pushing the rules and boundaries of the art world. Verhellen’s work often comes in series - whether in the same day, or over several years, however long his subjects require.

   
 
 

HAÜSER BY MATTHIAS JUNG

 
 
     
 

Matthias Jung weaves spiritual realities into everyday things by creating dreamy, atmospheric collages that reflect, yet confound, reality. His creative process stems from dreams, and the idea that dreams, indeed, are collages by one’s brain. Jung’s career, in fact, might be considered a college - he originally worked as a business economist, before heading into graphic design, and from there, into his current profession as photographer and digital collage artist. Jung’s fascinating, otherworldly results speak for themselves. While uniting disparate elements, they keep heed of design rules and preserve the relationship between order/disorder and homogeneity/diversity.

 
 
 

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