Gray Malin

Red Dress

Photograph

11 1/2 x 17 inches

Marfa, a famous arts town located in West Texas, is home to many intriguing artistic endeavors; most notably a Prada store art installation. Filled with a 2005 collection of Prada purses and shoes, the store is sealed shut and sits freestanding on the side of the open highway. Using mules, cowboys, models and Gray’s imagination, he was able to bring this unique series to life. 

 
 
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Gray Malin
Barcelona Horizontal

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Gray Malin


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Gray Malin
Red Dress

Photograph

11 1/2 x 17 inches

Marfa, a famous arts town located in West Texas, is home to many intriguing artistic endeavors; most notably a Prada store art installation. Filled with a 2005 collection of Prada purses and shoes, the store is sealed shut and sits freestanding on the side of the open highway. Using mules, cowboys, models and Gray’s imagination, he was able to bring this unique series to life. 

 
 

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Gray Malin
Barcelona Beach Horizontal
2014
Archival pigment print

19 1/2 X 25 1/4 inches


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Gray Malin
Chicago Harbor
2014
Archival pigment print

19 1/2 X 25 1/4 inches


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Gray Malin
Barcelona Beach Umbrellas
2014
Archival

19 1/2 X 25 1/4 

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Gray Malin | Biography

Gray Malin, an L.A.-based photographer, graduated from Emerson College with a degree in photography and marketing. His work has been exhibited in the Dallas Museum of Art, David Streets Gallery in Beverly Hills, and Gallery 825 of the Los Angeles Art Association. In his photographs Malin searches for (and finds) beauty the world over, capturing breathtaking landscapes (often beach scenes) from a helicopter. The resulting photos and their gem-like hues are sun-soaked and almost impossibly perfect. Fittingly, Malin’s work has been featured in fashion magazines like Elle and he has collaborated with David LaChappelle, whose photographs also blur the boundary between commercial and fine art photography.

The pieces being featured at J. Johnson Gallery are largely from his Malin’s La Plage series. Barcelona Beach Umbrellas (2014) captures the aerial view of a packed section of a beach in Barcelona, with brightly colored towels and lounge chairs vie for space between white beach umbrellas. The image is arresting, at once for it’s National Geographic-like perspective as for it’s wonderfully saturated colors. In another Malin work, Chicago Harbor, boats in the Chicago harbor are seen from the same aerial view. Anchored and covered in blue and green tarps, they float like toy boats in a dazzling expanse of emerald water. The peaceful scene is cut by the wake of a moving boat, navigating out of the harbor.  Says the artist, "A simple beach or pool becomes a blank canvas that allows me to start seeing the world as art". Indeed many of his photos incorporate this idea of beach, water, or endless horizon as background, to be juxtaposed against the flurry of color and activity happening on the ‘canvas’ it creates.

Click on the link for a video regarding the artist's studio,

http://vimeo.com/90091085

 

Selected Press

Fodor's Tastemakers- Gray Malin
November 6, 2014
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Related Exhibitions

Winter Selections
Nov 14, 2014 - Jan 9, 2015
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