“The Gathering Storm – wish you were here”
from Pink Floyd to Muse the great photographs of Storm Thorgerson
Opening Sept. 19, 2015 at 19
from September 20 to October 4th, 2015
from monday to friday from 10.00 to 19.00
saturday and sunday only with appointment
Over 150 million people have at home one of his works. “The Gathering Storm” will take visitors into the temple psychedelic and visionary of great British photographer Storm Thorgerson, an artist who died a year ago, which still remains an original reference for many young designers in the twenty-first century.
Few artists connected with the iconography of rock music played a prominent role and innovative as Storm Thorgerson; and not just because Storm has shown with its sharp and visionary images albums and artists that today are now legend: he did more, inextricably tied his work to an idea, the spirit that those sounds new spread culture and companies in which they formed. Utopia and dream, solemnity and magic resolved in a hyper-realism visionary artworks that have given his extraordinary evocative and provocative that are into DNA of rock music. An exhibition to interpret the music as energy irrational and almost magical, where the creativity of the artist states in the infinite worlds that spring from his talent and his imagination. From Led Zeppelin to Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney to Nice, the Cranberries Muse and especially Pink Floyd, childhood friends and then his companions in life, the images of Storm Thorgerson remain unsurpassed as a synthesis of talent, technique and creativity.
Also on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the publication of “Wish You Were Here” (September 1975) will be screened during the opening of the documentary “Echoes” dedicated to the work of Storm Thorgerson.
Storm Thorgerson was born in England on Feb. 28, 1944 in Potters Bar, a town of 21,618 inhabitants in the county of Hertfordshire, Middlesex County today. He holds a specialization in English and Philosophy from the Leicester University, and a master’s degree in Film and TV at the Royal College of Art in London. In 1968, along with Aubrey Powell (Po said), has created “Hipgnosis”, a design studio specializing in creative photography and design directed mainly to the music world, with projects for the covers of many rock bands like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin , Genesis, 10cc, Yes, Peter Gabriel, Black Sabbath, Paul McCartney, Syd Barrett and Styx, among others.
Storm in 1983, with Po and Peter Christophersen, formed the “Green Back”, which produced several videos for Paul Young, Yes, Nick Kershaw, Robert Plant, Interferon, Nona Hendryx, Big Country; with Learning to fly to Pink Floyd won the Best Director award at the Billboard.
In 1994 he directed six short films for Pink Floyd, used as background during their world tour; also made a documentary scientific “The Rubber Universe” the Hubble Constant for Equinox. In 1997 he collected the pictures made for Pink Floyd in a book called “Mind Over Matter”, published by Sanctuary Books. Among the books he has written: “100 Best Album Covers” (Dorling Kindersley) and “Eye of the Storm” (Sanctuary Books). It ‘not in England April 18, 2013.
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