My works generally deal with themes of vanishing and transience – the Vanitas motive applied to art and the medium itself. Photography always serves as a starting point in my artistic process, but through experimentation, different media are always a possible endpoint. Abstraction tends to play an important role – an uncanny distance between Viewer and Work is a prerequisite.Read More
While my work employs different media, and sometimes very different styles, my approach, methodology and inspirations are generally similar.
In my urban nightscapes, architectural spaces that were designed to make man disappear into a repetitive anonymous blob in a generic city maze. The dark spaces border on a play between aestheticism and nihilism, and assisted by the often fragile printing materials, it might be revealed which one might prevail in the end.
My more metaphotographic works also deal with concepts of disappearing. Objets trouvés, security camera footage, and other types of photographic experiments are all employed to point to the medium's limitations of preserving a memory or a moment in time, and to highlight its complete incapability to represent reality.
Lastly, my multimedia works focus on repetition, a stream of consciousness intended to reflect my personal questioning of my art.
Text courtesy Boutwell Schabrowsky.