Guy Hepner is pleased to present “Daily Bat: Sweet Escape” – a solo exhibition by Sebastian Magnani. A continuation of Magnani’s renowned “Daily Bat” series, his first exhibition in New York City features select work from his viral series that gained him the attention of collectors and brands around the world. Please join us for an opening reception on Thursday, June 2nd, from 6-8PM, at 520 27th Street, New York, NY.
Daily Bat shows the recreational activities Batman may enjoy on his time off. The hero shows a softer side without violence, aggression, or interference. In many ways, he enjoys the safety he fights for. Magnani states, “Batman isn’t a machine, he has a complex background, his own story, with a lot of struggle and emotions. By showing him doing everyday things, I give him space to escape the limelight for a while and live a normal life.” As Batman is the only superhero without innate powers, he is the perfect subject for a series showing a more human side.
In Magnani’s photos, heroic figures become relatable characters. The artist doesn’t portray his subjects in civilian clothes – instead, he depicts them in costume. Through this approach, Magnani portrays a charming and unique hero who behaves very differently from what you might expect.
Sebastian Magnani developed an interest in photography while completing an apprenticeship in media design. In 2011, after 5 years of creative work at an advertising agency, he decided to turn his passion into his profession. Since then, he has worked as a photographer in Zurich and has implemented various artistic projects and brand collaborations.