About this piece
New York born artist, Freddy Fabris, is a renowned photographer who lives and works in the US.
Fabris, who has a background in painting, had long wanted to pay homage to the works of classic painters like Rembrandt and Da Vinci using his camera.
“Translating painting into photography was a challenge I looked forward to. I wanted to respect the look and feel of the originals, but needed to come up with a conceptual twist that would create a new layer to the original.
To take them out of their original context, yet maintain their essence. By chance I came across an old Midwest car shop that triggered this series, the place screamed for something to be shot there, and slowly but steadily ideas started to fall in to place. I selected ‘The Last Supper’ by Phillipe de Champaigne, ‘The Anatomy Lesson’ by Rembrandt, and ‘The Creation of Adam’ by Michelangelo as the main start point, and then expanded the series with Rembrandt inspired portraits.”