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Abstract and conceptual sculptures by artist Lauren Elder:
“The main focus of her research is on the transformation of symbolic behavior through mass production and the resulting loss of information. Her aim is to recreate the commercial promise of the “all-in-one” consumer object through the use of failure in construction and functionality.”
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Great thought-provoking exhibition of conceptual artifacts created by Andreas Ervik:
“Spending time online, making digital work I’ve been interested in notions of touch and closeness. I have experienced the digital in a synaesthetic way, where the vibrant colours and hyperreal textures attempts to break through the screen, becoming more than visuals, attaining real presence.
Moving from my abstract photoshop work into installation, I’m still interested in a sort of virtual touch. With this project I wanted to explore how this is part of how we interact with technology and other consumer products. As physicality becomes negated through our increasing immersion in linguistic structures, digital worlds and social media, brands and marketing make use of the desire for intimacy that is left unfulfilled. This is tapped into by evoking a sort of aura, a virtual touch, promising closeness through proxy, offering hyperreal transcendence.”
The color treatment is like choosing a typeface, it comunicates and transforms the information you’re sending. It’s important considering what attitude and message it’s giving. The bad thing is that you don’t have a catalogue of color treatments that you can go to and choose one, you can only rely on your own technique, and thats why I think it’s so important to never stop trying things, so your “tool box” gets bigger and you have more solutions to choose from.
Dalston Anatomy is a series of photography by Lorenzo Vitturi
“Even if I consider myself a photographer, as someone who writes with light, in my own practice I am much holistic in my approach to the process leading up to the final image. Playing with the combination of illusion and reality, mixing together different mediums such as photography, sculpture painting and collage I build temporary sets made of all kinds of materials to investigate the effect of passing time on the physical capturing its transformation and decay. The central subject of my research is the ephemerality and transience of life.”
“When a man photographs a women he projects an idea of his perfect woman onto his subject, but that fantasy doesn’t exist, so the work looks lifeless and predictable. They create and recreate an Icon, but all they manage to get is a Mona Lisa sans the smile – and with great tits. But female photographers usually surprise me – there is always something unsettling about the images. A woman knows how fucked up she really is and is not afraid to channel it into her work. A woman’s photograph is her self-portrait. A man’s photograph is Dow Jones of the society’s demands and expectations. It’s a generalization of course, some men photographers whose work I love – like Terry Richardson and Araki – also manage to show what’s INSIDE them rather than just pleasing the mob. And if doesn’t matter is that thing is good or evil.”