A.T. STUDIO Launch Online Gallery With The Rite of Spring Photographic Series
Uncompromising in presentation or execution, artist and designer Aitor Throup’s A.T. Studio launches a new online gallery with photographic series The Rite of Spring.
The complex, intricate and philosophical photographic works are in fine tune to Throup’s aesthetic, with the addition of unexpected flora and representative items. Longterm friend, Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno, acts as a conveyor of Throup’s concept and message, adorned in mostly unseen research pieces and development samples from the last 10 years of New Object Research. Amongst the worn items, are also some early prototypes of the next instalment of the conceptual and non-seasonal brand (currently rumoured to be released in 2016).
Inspired loosely by Igor Stravinsky’s ballet and orchestral concert work The Rite of Spring, Throup’s concept is realized through a series of highly curated visual metaphors and symbolic imagery. Stravinsky’s work was originally unexpected and unaccepted by viewers because of its unconventional approach. Now, the work is renowned and celebrated world-over. Throup may see a slight familiarity in this, with the fact that boundary-breaking work does appreciate more over time. Throup’s cult-status does ensure his avant-garde work resonates with both his contemporaries and followers, in present time.
Throup’s metamorphosis represents the end of a decade long era where the designer felt burdened by his own creations, manifestos and philosophies. A moment of clarity was obtained, and a story of sacrifice and transformation is communicated through the highly-charged images.
The Rite of Spring
Photography and Art Direction by Aitor Throup
Featuring Sergio Pizzorno
Production by A.T. Studio
Co-production by Between Friends
Hair and makeup by Anna Wild
Post-production by Studio RM