Interesting, thoughtful article on the nature of photographic reality at Daily Serving

Added on by Roxana Alger Geffen.

Daily Serving has re-posted an earlier column by Danielle Sommer on photographic reality which is definitely worth reading.  The artists mentioned in the column, Urs Fischer and Miriam Bohm (as well as fellow VSC resident Jason Schwab) work with great effort and technical prowess to re-create the ordinary world, the "real" world of our everyday lives, and so focus our attention squarely on the nature of reality. In a way, this work reminds me of Magritte, particularly this painting:

  The Empire of Light, c. 1950–1954, Museum of Modern Art

 

The Empire of Light, c. 1950–1954, Museum of Modern Art

Our inability to reconcile the conflicting realities causes us an almost physical, vertiginous flicker of instability and unease.