PAOLO ROVERSI

03 February – 28 April 2012
Guinevere sitting on table, Paris, 2004
Gelatin Silver print
40 x 50 cm
Paolo Roversi is now represented in the UK by The Wapping Project Bankside and we are delighted to announce his first solo exhibition at the gallery. Roversi is one of the most esteemed fashion photographers currently working. His preference for work in his Paris studio, a backdrop of a ragged grey blanket, bare timber boards and a selection of beaten up chairs and stools providing the only set required by Roversi, has enabled photographs which; in the most minimal way, catch the heart and mind of his subjects. For his first solo exhibition at The Wapping Project Bankside, Roversi has focussed on his much loved studio and his muse Guinevere, a selection of photographs which includes material from both the celebrated Nudi and Studio series.

Born in Ravenna in 1947, Paolo Roversi has collaborated with Comme des Garcons, Yohji Yamamoto, Yves Saint-Laurent, Christian Dior, Valentino and many more influential designers. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum, New York, the Hara Museum, Tokyo; Centre Pompidou and Maison Européene de la Photographie, Paris; the Guggenheim Museum, New York and the National Portrait Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum, London.