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Artist ID #19: Lizzie Feather

Lizzie Feather

Lives and works in Shefflied, UK

www.lizziefeather.co.uk

“Lizzie works with performance and sculpture to create and disrupt meticulously ordered materials, which are often suspended or balanced to reveal points of tension and the anxieties inherent in a sense of imminent collapse.” (from Bloc Projects website)

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Artist ID #18: Jessica Bell

Jessica Bell

Lives and works in Vancouver, Canada (b. Montréal)

www.jessicabellmadethis.com

“Materials are really what tweaks my brain; I’ll find something, a piece of paper or fabric that resonates with me and I have to use it. The things I make are a response to the materials first and then I think the visual catalogue of my environment that I have developed in my photo making is what helps form subject in my work. (…) I think of those works like the paintings I couldn’t make in paint. The change of material has really satisfied the painting process for me, in a roundabout way.” (Interview from Little Paper Planes)

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Photo Series #16: Assembly by Osamu Yokonami

Osamu Yokonami

Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan (b. 1967, Kyoto, Japan)

www.yokonamiosamu.jp

“I love incorporating nature in my photographs and leaving out man-made elements. Buildings and any other piece of architecture make it easy to identify what place you are looking at, but with nature it’s harder to guess. This allows me to work with an anonymous place. The subjects pop out more in a natural setting, too.” (Interview from Fotografia Magazine)

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Artist ID #17: Lilah Fowler

Lilah Fowler

Lives and works in London (b.1981, London, England)

www.lilahfowler.com

“Lilah Fowler’s sculptures, prints and other elements take on the combined form of intricate installations that question the common, mutable languages that shape how we interpret our surroundings. Drawing on sources including urban planning, architectural design values and overlooked, overfamiliar objects, they are a collection of clues that shape ones own understanding of placement within natural and urban architectural space. In that encounter, Fowler’s practice attempts to level art, architecture, and design as equally part of a web of social, philosophical and experiential constructs.” (Artist’s statement)

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Photo Series #15: RV Night by Frank Hallam Day

Frank Hallam Day

Lives and works in Washington

frankhday.com

“These images of RVs lodged deeply in night jungles suggest a humanity isolated from a dark, unpredictable nature. The powerful sense of displacement and alienation from the natural world conveys a relationship with nature in which something has gone very wrong. The occupants of these glowing ‘life support pods’ are hermetically sealed off from the natural world looming darkly just beyond. (…) The RVs are the night song of a dark American dream, lovely and glowing, yet somehow toxic and chilling.” *

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Artist ID #16: Guillaume Leblon

Guillaume Leblon

Lives and works in Paris (b. 1971, Lille, France).

Artist’s page on Gallerie Jocelyn Wolff website.

“When an object quits my studio, it might not be accomplished. The accomplishment is achieved in its destination. In other words, between the moment it quits the studio and the moment it is positioned in the museum, there is instability. The studio is not the site of completion. It’s the exhibition context which completes the work.” *

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Photo Series #8: Flora Olbiensis by Erwan Frotin

Erwan Frotin

(b. 1978, Toulon, France)

erwanfrotin.com

“Erwan Frotin’s strange and evocative images renew the photographic genres which his work broaches by questioning their very specificities through his own particular approach to the subjects he portrays.  (…) His corpus of work has become a panorama that attempts to record the beauty and diversity of the natural world, heightened and enhanced by the prism of the photographer’s own fantasies.”(…) Since 2008, Erwan Frotin has adopted an intuitive and protean approach to his work which consists in cataloguing rare natural forms and organisms. Using documentary material as his starting point, Frotin’s work unravels a nebulous, primary and sensorial story. (Artist’s Statement)

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Photo Series #5: Senescence by Chloe Sells

Chloe Sells

(b. Aspen, Colorado, US)

chloesells.com

“I use the natural world throughout my imagery and create pictures that describe remnants of places that I have lived, traveled and explored. After making the pictures, I have an in-depth darkroom process that layers colors and textures to create unique pieces. I use this combination of processes to consider ideas about how we experience our environments and how we understand what is exotic or familiar.” *

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