Cara Barer photographs outdated, abandoned and obsolete books - but only after transforming them into sculptural objects of beauty. Coiled and crumpled, they segue into a considered commentary on the changing role of libraries, society’s relationship with how it accesses and values knowledge and, in a technologically advanced world, her work questions the future of the book itself. (viaKlompching Gallery)
Tereza Vlcková, born 1983, is at present one of the most prominent female photographers on the Czech young artistic scene and her photographs have attained international fame as well. The authoress is producing series of large-format color photographs, which powerfully attack the viewer not only with their formal and technical refinement but also with their mysterious content, unsettling the viewer and raising disturbing questions. (viaLe Journal de la Photographie)
Urban Forms: The aim of this project is to study the recurrent characteristics of modern cities, with Brussels as first field of research. This work will comprise several chapters: ‘Gentrification’: which reflects the impact of wealthier people upon acquiring property in low income communities; ‘Barre d’ilot’: refers to the urban block and office towers intruding upon a historic city; ‘Domino’: this area is informed by Le Corbusiers’ philosophy and ‘Facade’: in reference to façadism or the fantasy similar to a Disneyland city.
In this series by John Clang, Beon becomes a traffic-stopper of people and vehicles. Defiantly falling asleep in the path of danger, Beon waves a valiant but futile flag for people slow down their frantic pace of life in Singapore.
Brooke Shaden is a fine art photographer living and working in the Los Angeles area. Her passion lies in creating new worlds through photographs. Her vision extends beyond the realm of the camera, creating images that resemble paintings and speak of an era that is not our own. Each image is a story.
'As Chinese contemporary art enters its fourth decade, a new generation of artists is inventing a more intimate form of modernity by turning to their inner self, such as young photographer Yu Xiao. Yu Xiao graduated from China Central Academy of Fine Arts - Beijing in 2009. In 'Never Grow Up', she has created portraits of herself as a child amidst architectural landscapes, yet with a private remnant of her happy childhood. The language she uses is personal thus universal, making her message 'why is our past always prettier' recognizable and deeply felt. Her deliberate subjective personal angle to address general, but fundamental and universal themes such as globalization, environment and notions of identity has not gone unnoticed; Yu Xiao received in 2008 the Grand Prize College/University of PIEA (Photo Imaging Education Association) and in 2009 the First Prize of China Academy Awards.' (viaFlatland Gallery)
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