General Entry - Emerging Talent Awards
Inspired by today’s hyper-abundance of visual information, I am treating imagery from disparate sources as transmutable raw material. Intermixing my own photographs with elements from popular as well as historical sources conjures up unsettling entities and strange scenarios. Relics from our communal pictorial archive are commingled with contemporary images, tipped over, mashed up, and pushed back – creating jumps through space and time and echoing the startling juxtapositions of today’s visual culture.
The characters that emerge from this process find themselves in locales ranging from ‘Siri Paiboun’s Bedroom’ in Vientiane to ‘The Garden of Sergeant Carlos Tejada’ in Granada, and in times ranging from WWI London in ‘Escape From the Lab’ to 1930’s Los Angeles in Marlowe’s Mistake’, to present-day ‘Ibiza’. ‘Ostara’ and ‘Khidr’ harken back to religious figures from ancient eras, while ‘Dr. Who’s Girlfriend’ has arrived from outside of time. ‘Our Lady of the Harbor’ has escaped pre-disaster Pompeii on a mission to contemporary Los Angeles, while the denizen of ‘Tipping Point’ floats languidly in a Bedouin tent that has no floor, and apparently no gravity.
As diverse images converge and give rise to outlandish creatures and enigmatic settings, the ‘Women of Mystery’ lead the ‘Detectives of Fiction’ on a merry