Start to photograph by myself, on the threshold of 40 years.
I prefer the proximity explorations , the human landscape, his functions.
The camera gives me a chance to regain possession of the usual as
extraordinary, access to a More Profound experience of Reality,
in a peaceful struggle with time.
I live in Tuscany, not too far from the sea.
In the ongoing Series [S]lowseason i explore the Tirenean coast of Tuscany.
The MetaHism is an artistic movement that expresses and embodies the human mind as a meta-paradigm.
This Art of the though...t, connects a global perception of the visible and invisible events simultaneously.
META, because expressing the Whole, ISM as the concept and universal suffix, which we find in all the movements and H, eighth letter of the alphabet, (letter of the infinity, ∞, lemniscate) separating and unifying.
The 'Me error' project shows what mirrors reflect when we are not in front of them. It consists in a series of photos taken facing a mirror, so we should see ourselves reflected in it, but we don’t, as if we were invisible. The result are real images, that exist in the world, but that we can never witness, for we are their own interference. In fact, we will never be able to observe directly what a mirror shows when we are not facing it, because every time we step in front of it, the image that was reflected a moment before is modified by our appearance. Only disappearing, we can observe reality without alterations.
Since ancient times, the Japanese have had a unique aesthetic sense referred to as 'wabi-sabi'.Generally, this style prefers the mundane over the showy, quietude over eloquence, and stillness over movement. However, almost no opportunity to hear about the style exists in modern times. As time goes by, and as people become more and more superficial, they have lost touch with their aesthetic sense. One day, I found a common point in photos I captured. That's the quietness. I may unconsciously feel an aesthetic sense like 'wabi-sabi' in the environment which keeps creating, destroying and changing all the time. This series is a documentary that seeks for feeling in everyday life.
Debora Van Der Vliet
My name is Debora van der Vliet and I am a visual artist living in Amsterdam. With different images, techniques and materials I create new stories with my own inner world as a guide.
Although I focused on video and animation during my study, my point of interest has shifted to creating collage art. One of the things I find interesting in this medium is the interaction of the images combined. By starting the dialogue and reassembling the found images, allowing them to tell a new story. These stories are surreal and dreamlike, as a kind of lucid dream. Strange but also light and playful.
That, combined with the presence of several layers does relate to my own inner world which is a conflicting but at the same time harmonious place to be.
I usually go out and drive to find somewhere that makes me want to stop and take some shots. Exploration takes a great part in my photographic practice. In my photos, man-made surroundings are juxtaposed with natural surroundings of landscape. Currently I’m living in my birthplace Ankara and exploring its rural areas with a new visual approach. My works are not focused on local narratives or documentaries. They are more about how people transform, reshape and modify land. In my opinion altered rural landscapes visually looks similar and most of the time one just can’t simply say where or when a photo is taken exactly.
'Window' by Nick Sellek
This series of photographic animated gifs are a cross over with another of Nick's projects called 'Window.'. They were created for the front of Christmas advent calendars with windows, roofs and facades cut and creased to open up to reveal interiors and festive happenings. These displayed here are however just two dimensional, but with slightly animated snow storms. The photographs were taken in New York, London, Brighton & Oxford.
Sinister is an ongoing collage project.
The project focuses on how suffering arises in a person and traces its roots into memories of childhood and youth. The photographs are intentionally vague and open to allow the viewer to search for their own interpretation or relate to certain emotions. They provoke questions without certain answers to emphasise how memories fade and warp over time. This fallible construct is the base for our feelings and perception of the world around us which thus is in constant change — potentially leading to feelings of tension and ambiguity. We never truly are, but merely exist in an approximation in between our past experiences and those still to come.
'Sabbatical' - Sometime in late 2006 I bought a Moleskin journal and a small selection of Tombow pens from a store on Tottenham Court Road in London. Nearly ten years later I rediscovered these supplies at the back of a drawer in my Bangalore studio and felt bad I had never used them – there and then I started working, and from the first few quick and spontaneous drawings this series took shape.
Debora Van Der Vliet
'Window' by Nick Sellek
László Gábor Belicza
1 - 12 Dec
The Makers Shop
45-46 Charlotte Road
A concept store with a focus on craftsmanship, offering clothing, homeware and curiosities.
1 Dec - 31 Jan
Future Light. Tom Climent
Tom Climent’s new works focus on the formation of enigmatic spaces exploring boundaries that lie between abstraction and representation. Using paint with rudimentary spatial arrangements, traces and recollections gather.
26 Nov - 31 Dec
A Winter Gathering
Sarah Wiseman Gallery
Featuring a large gathering of one hundred ceramic snow people made by Oxfordshire based artist Clare Nicholls, the gallery will be brimming with festive delights, including painting, printmaking, sculpture and ceramic.