Sunday, April 5, 2009

Recent Works and Statement

The unveiling of the in-between and unseen moments of the human fingerprint through form, light, and color to capture the essence and deterioration of life, is an aspect of culture that shouldn't be taken so lightly. It's not present to where we normally look and experience, but is waiting to be uncovered in the empty, lifeless, and worn spaces that lie in wait for one to stumble upon. The atrophy and waste that is inherent in our lifestyle is becoming more prevalent, but is still going unnoticed. By illustrating a formalist understanding of existence, I have begun to notice my relevance on reality and the documentation of the spirit of mankind through its remnants. Mankind undermining themselves causing a self willed, self imposed, self evident, self destruction.

Photographs that I'm not too sure about, so I think they're going to be on the cutting block.

What other than formalism are they?

1. Kevin Cyr

-Documentation of vehicles, and the natural decay or daily use.

2. David Shillinglaw

-The transformation of everyday objects into art that directly references the human condition.

3. Carter Mull

-The transformation of the media into beauty, rather than the depressing reality of death and mortality in the news.

4. Simone Nieweg

-The human fingerprint on agriculture.

5. Andreas Gursky


6. Zoe Leonard

-The deterioration of her environment, in which she lives.

7. Myoung Ho Lee

-The removal of the tree from reality.

8. Scarlett Hooft Graafland

-Subtle narratives in the arctic

9. Craig Damrauer

-Obvious math never equated before.

10. Rachel Whiteread

-Apocalyptic emptiness, the removal of man.