“Since I was a child, I had an immense curiosity for the world, the Universe, and our place in it. It wasn’t until photography came into my life that everything began to make sense to me. My wanderlust and curiosity for the world finally had meaning and a purpose.”
– Jon Carmichael
Young Masters is pleased to present photographer Jon Carmichael for the first time at RON ROBINSON’s iconic boutique in LA:
THE CYNTHIA CORBETT GALLERY at RON ROBINSON
19 FEBRUARY – 25 MARCH 2016
Oscar Week Reception Wednesday 24 February 5 – 8 pm
RON ROBINSON Flagship
1327 5th Street | Santa Monica, CA
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For nearly a decade, Jon Carmichael’s landscape photography remained unseen and was never printed or sold. In 2015, Carmichael produced his first set of artist proofs, which were discovered by Sir Elton John, who became his first collector.
Jon Carmichael is celebrated for his wide array of photographic types that seamlessly combines artistry and technology. Raised in Las Vegas, Jon Carmichael is a self-taught photographer and began his career at the age of 20 with the purchase of his first camera. In only a few years, he quickly became one of the youngest high profile photographers in the world. He has shot numerous notable figures including President Obama, Lady Gaga, and Stevie Wonder, featured on Fox and ABC and worked for some of the biggest brands in the world, including Twitter and Dell.
Simultaneously to his commercial work, Jon has devoted most of his efforts to his art projects in landscape and astrophotography. For his debut with the Young Masters at Ron Robinson, Jon will show a selection of spectacular photographs he has produced from many of the locations he has visited around the world. Although firmly attached to the contemporary photographic scene, Carmichael’s work draws on a history of American landscape photography from Ansel Adams, aiming towards absolute clarity and stillness.
Jon Carmichael exhibited earlier this year with Fizz at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas and will show with the Young Masters at the Affordable Art Fair in London, 9-13 March 2016.
Young Masters is a unique not-for-profit prize project launched in 2009 by Gallerist Cynthia Corbett. The Young Masters Art Prize is open to international and UK-based artists and aims to give an international platform to both emerging and established artists, celebrating artistic skill and innovation that combines an awareness of the art of the past.
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Image credit: Jon Carmichael, Neighbours, 2014-2015.
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