Filtering by Tag: photography
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:
Our inability to reconcile the conflicting realities causes us an almost physical, vertiginous flicker of instability and unease.
These paintings from his show at the Mason Gross Gallery are energetic, powerful, bold and surprisingly touching in their thoughtful engagement with the work of Stuart Davis. I wish I'd been able to see them in person.
Also beautiful are his paintings on porcelain:
(apologies for the image quality: go to his site to see it properly)