Birthed after the invention of paper, the process of collage persevered throughout every art movement and utilized nearly every type of medium. Ariel Chiesa, an Art Director from Argentina continues the tradition with skill and thoughtful consideration.
Her work reads as visual assemblages of art history constructed with pieces of Modernism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Pop Art and Postmodernism.
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Join Ian Evenstar and fellow LA photographers on Thursday, Sept. 8th @ 8pm for a diverse look at Los Angeles.
The exhibit will be featured at The Art Walk Lounge located at 634 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013. Exhibiting photographers are: Hugh Siegman, Ian Evenstar, John Wood, Jung Kim, Robin Black, Joseph Colombo, Qathryn Brehm, Ysa Adams, Marguerite Garth, Ella Batalon, Ellen Cantor and Ron Talley.
Nick Gentry is part of a generation that grew up surrounded by obsolete media formats such as floppy disks, VHS tapes, polaroids and cassettes. Using these expired disk formats as the canvas for his portraits, Gentry helps the viewer identify with the consumable nature of culture, the recorded history of society and individuals, and at the very core, the impermanence of our identity.
August Bradley grew up in his mom’s photo studio, which started his studio photography training at a very young age. After countless hours in the dark room in high school and college, it’s inevitable that August makes such refined work as this. But only through the balance between his technique and conceptual skills does his photography stand apart.
Agan Harahap claims that he is a wildlife photographer. There is very little known about him beyond this. He also claims that he loves history, which is evident in his “Super Hero” collection.
Below is a full frame image and a detailed snippet from one of Jean Francois Rauzier’s “hyperphotos.” Jean Rauzier’s “hyperphotos” are comprised of “600-3,400 individual photos,” so at this size it doesn’t do the work much justice. However, if you continue on to Rauzier’s website you’ll be intrigued by the level of depth and detail in every image.
The completed photos are documents of real places. Based on Rauzier’s process of documenting a single location with multiple images, Rauzier’s work has been compared to David Hockney’s stitched photographic scenes, although the Rauzier’s finished product is a seamlessly tiled image with clean edges throughout the entire composition.
For more of his work, please visit Rauzier’s website.