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Photography: Color, Digital on Paper.
All images are available as archival quality limited edition prints in three sizes on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper.
Hahnemuhle Fine Art papers are professional digital darkroom grade and certified archivable. Prints are signed on the verso with printing information and edition number, and include a certificate of authenticity.
Medium and large prints are printed by a master printer under the direct supervision of the artist as needed.
Sizes listed are for the actual image, paper is slightly larger with a white border (prices below do not include shipping):
30" x 30" | Edition of 3 + 1 AP | Starting at $1750
16" x 16" | Edition of 7 + 1 AP | Starting at $1000
12" x 12" | open edition $250
From the Series: Is This Surreal Enough
It is tempting, with digital photography, to feel like anyone can do it. To some extent that's true. The differences in the results achieved are subtle and the viewer never knows what happened inside the camera and what has been done post production. A medium that was once believed to depict reality, has been shown in no uncertain terms to be a simulacrum, infinitely malleable, deceptive and subjective. As a result, artists are pushed to add an extra dimension to their work - often a gimmick - to give it an identity.
In this series, I have taken as a foundation, pictures which although often very simple, have their own graphic and impactful story to tell. But I have allowed an intruder to enter the scene, at once disrupting the image, but also giving it a surreal narrative which propels it into the imaginative and the "personal".
Does art have to be profound? At what point does it become absurd? Are there really any new stories to tell? In this moment, as in 1917 when Marcel Duchamp exhibited a urinal, the proliferation of images, the constant developments in medium, technique and process, and in near-universal connection through social media, these questions become primary to art making. Whether to respond in a way that is commercially driven, internally motivated, concept driven? It can stop art making dead in its tracks, or at least be extremely annoying, but I think the questions are valid and real.