‘Blue Mood (Al Mar)’ by Sander Coers
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by Ilias Lois
2M ago
Sander Coers (b. 1997) is an artist working with photography based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, whose work balances the borders of documentary and fiction. With a tender gaze, he seeks to establish new perspectives on masculinity by visualizing, revisiting, and (de)constructing memories in melancholic and highly romanticized worlds that possess a cinematic quality. ↪ Read more ..read more
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‘Non Fiction’ by Henri Kisielewski
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by Ilias Lois
3M ago
Henri Kisielewski (b. 1991) is a self-taught French/British photographer based in London. His work explores themes of memory, representation and the porous boundary between fact and fiction. Informed by studies in Human Geography and a deep engagement with the photographic medium, his work lies at the intersection of real world issues and the ways in which they are represented. ↪ Read more ..read more
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‘Nucleo’ by Wouter Van de Voorde
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by Ilias Lois
4M ago
Wouter Van de Voorde is a Belgian-born, Australia-based visual artist. He lives with his family on Ngunnawal land in Canberra, Australia. Nucleo, whose title evokes the core nuclear family, is a visual odyssey that traces the life of Van de Voorde’s own family, starting from the birth of his son, Felix, and extending to the most recent moments captured during a twilight walk on Cooleman Ridge, a nature reserve close to his family’s home. At the heart of Nucleo lies the theme of isolation. ↪ Read more ..read more
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‘How to Drive’ by Katerina Moschou
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by Ilias Lois
4M ago
Katerina Moschou is a visual artist who lives and works in Athens. She moves multidimensionally between sculpture and photography, with printmaking and painting constituting the stable components of her creative process. Her works share a meticulous observation of both human-made and natural environments, capturing the intricate web of relationships that unfolds within them. ↪ Read more ..read more
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‘Still Birth’ by Chiara Ernades
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by Ilias Lois
4M ago
Chiara Ernandes’ (born in Rome, Italy) relationship with photography is a cathartic, conflicting and indispensable relationship: it is the tool that allows her to exist in the world most of all, the one that translates her perceptions and frees her memory, in a continuous exchange of signals and representations that build her emotional reality. ↪ Read more ..read more
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ATL by Mark Steinmetz
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by Ilias Lois
4M ago
Mark Steinmetz resides in Athens, Georgia. He makes black and white photographs “of ordinary people in the ordinary landscapes they inhabit” and “in the midst of activity”. Most of his work has been made in the USA but also in Berlin, Paris, and Italy. ↪ Read more ..read more
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‘Et in Arcadia Ego’ by Owen McCarter
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by Ilias Lois
7M ago
Owen McCarter (b.1998.) is an artist living and working in Western Massachusetts. His photographs have been exhibited in The Berkshire Museum, The Norman Rockwell Museum, and galleries across New England. He recently completed his BFA in photography at the Rhode Island School of Design. The project’s title, “Et in Arcadia ego”, is a reference to Nicolas Poussin’s moralized landscape painting of the same name. ↪ Read more ..read more
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‘Icaro’ by Irene Zottola
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by Ilias Lois
7M ago
Irene Zottola is a self-taught photographer; in 2016, she began honing her skills in the laboratory of Madrid’s Slow Photo collective. Her poetic works probe at the limits of analogue photography, which she often pairs with text. Working simultaneously as an arts educator, Zottola explores photography as a tool for social intervention amongst vulnerable groups. ↪ Read more ..read more
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‘Between Gods and Animals’ by Shawn Bush
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by Ilias Lois
9M ago
Lens-based artist Shawn Bush grew up in Detroit, MI, a city whose civic history and geographic location have profoundly influenced how he thinks about physical space within American sociopolitical and socioeconomic landscapes. As a result, his photographs and collages are responsive to over-built systems, failing icons, and collapsing mythologies. ↪ Read more ..read more
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‘Leaving One For Another’ by Olgaç Bozalp
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by Ilias Lois
9M ago
Born and cultured in Turkey, Olgaç Bozalp has spent the last decade of his life in London, bestowing him with a hybrid perspective of the Eastern and Western worlds. His cultural awareness and sensitivity to personal identities mixed with fashion and documentary is what makes his work feel simultaneously nostalgic and alien. ↪ Read more ..read more
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