Jacob Getz currently lives and works in New York City. At an early age Jacob was fascinated with light and form, which led to his lifelong passion as a photographer, fusing the technical with the visual. Under the tutelage of world-renowned fine art photographer Jerry Ulseman, Jacob refined his artistic process, working with prominent photographers Francesco Scavullo, Hashi, Barbara Bordnick and Rebecca Blake just to name a few. His work has been showcased in numerous international publications including Vanity Fair, W, New York Magazine and Vogue.
Inspired by every form of life, his images draw upon the human experience and capture intimate moments in the passing of time. Executed with great attention to detail, Jacob’s powerful and carefully composed portraits, landscapes, and still-life’s create distinctive and atmospheric scenes that reveal the fragility of a world where people and objects can evoke an endless array of emotions.
Kamran Fallahpour, PhD, is an Iranian-born American artist and neuroscientist living and working in NYC. He works in various artistic media with a focus on sculpture. His art explores the fragility of human nature, resilience, stillness, and transcendence. Reduced to their most basic and minimal form, his stylized sculpted figures convey subtle yet powerful expressions that hint at an underlying range of deep emotion. Fallahpour often works with plaster, applying it to steel rods and frames, an artistic process that brings a spontaneity to his vision, a sense of immediacy as he creates a work before the plaster dries. His finished pieces are inspired in the moment by this dynamic artistic process, by the tactile sensation of the plaster, and give rise to forms that explore what it means to perceive. Fallahpour’s interest and training in neuroscience and psychology adds an additional layer to his work as he incorporates the latest findings in brain science, and ponders the plasticity of our perception and the realities we construct. Central to his artistic vision, is the way an artist changes his medium to create art – and how, in turn, the finished art changes the creator, and the viewer.
Fallahpour’s work is informed by sculptors Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore, and Hans Josephsohn, as well as minimalist and contemporary movements in art. However, his sculptures retain a distinctive quality, a unique sensibility, one of ephemeral humanity, discernable throughout his series of work. The exhibition – Plasticity of Perception – is his first public show with Capture Gallery in NYC.