Shaun Gladwell was born in Sydney in 1972.
The Australian artist develops his work around his personal experiences, transposing them through languages that are typical of urban expression such as skateboarding, hip-hop, graffiti, break-dancing and contexts or situations characterized mostly by sublime atmospheres.
In the case of BMX Channel we are on a British beach overlooking the English Channel. The scene of the action is a terrace overlooking the sea, framed by an Edwardian colonnade. Welsh cyclist Matti Hemmings rides a BMX in a dance of great virtuosity, based on stylized break dance movements.
In its fluid evolutions, shooting with a long shot, in slow motion, choreography and improvisation are combined.
The scene is.
The haze in which the horizon line vanishes, and Kazumichi Grime’s ambient electronic soundtrack, contribute to the poetic intensity of the scene. As in his previous works, with the contemplative atmosphere of this video, Shaun Gladwell induces in his interlocutors a reflective, contemplative, highly emotional condition.
- 10 March 2020