Panarea - 38 x 46 cm
Behi Shamiri "Panarea" 38 x 46 cm

Steps And Shadows - 58 x 58 cm
Adam Butler - "Steps And Shadows" 58 x 58 cm

C’est au cours d’un déplacement à Londres que Behi SHAMIRI m’invitait à rencontrer Adam BUTLER, un ami de longue date, photographe. Lors de cette visite dans son atelier, Adam me fit découvrir ses clichés. Au fur et à mesure qu’il dévoilait ses oeuvres, il me vint tout naturellement l’idée d’organiser une exposition pour ces deux artistes : leur sens de la composition, leur rigueur des perspectives architecturales, leur oeil esthétique et le fait que l’Italie inspire leur travail, et particulièrement la région balnéaire de Panaréa où ils se retrouvent à la période estivale, me convainquirent d’associer leur talent pour un bel événement. Arnaud BARD

It was whilst going on a trip to London that Behi Shamiri suggested I should go to meet his friend of many years, the photographer Adam Butler. During my visit to his studio, Adam showed me his work. Instinctively, the idea of organising an exhibition for these two artists came to me, just as we were leafing through a series of his photographic prints. Their similar sense of composition and the architectural precision in their work, their artistic vision, and the fact that are both inspired by Italy, and in particular by the little Mediterranean island of Panarea where they meet in the summer months, convinced me that to bring together their talents would make a wonderful event. Arnaud BARD