Born in 1953 in Michigan, USA, James Casebere lives and works in New York. The work produced by this pioneer of staged photography is a poetic commentary on our society, never referring to a clearly identifiable reality. The artist works using models, imaginary and standardised reconstructions of familiar buildings that he painstakingly creates in his studio then uses as the basis for his photographs. His images can have a paradoxical effect, their visual beauty often arousing feelings of discomfort and emptiness.
James Casebere’s latest photographs show the modernist homes of Luis Barragán alluringly yet threateningly devoid of people or any signs of human habitation.Read More Related Press Reflective Structures 15 February 2017, Aesthetica Magazine
'In the end, I realised that what mattered was the space, the light, the colour and texture. The fountains and furniture were actors in a potential story that I wanted to avoid.'Read More Related Press A small world: artist James Casebere captures Luis Barragán’s architecture in miniature 6 February 2017, Wallpaper*
New York gallery Sean Kelly is hosting an exhibition of works by James Casebere, who has recreated some of Luis Barragán’s greatest projects in miniature and photographed them.Read More