Let us love this distance
Many of the figures incorporated into the artwork are taken from the artist's extensive collection of one-of-a-kind antique daguerreotypes and mid-century snapshots. Each photograph in the acquisition is chosen because of its ability to simultaneously mirror intimate and universal facets of the human experience. The ambiguous figures often have a familiarity and represent archetypical image of masculinity and the Everyman. For this reason they are dealt with as a kind of self-portrait. Appropriation of these ‘forgotten’ photographs is an essential part of his art making process. Repurposing the images with new content not only builds upon the original history of the photographs, but creates a transcendence of time and a revitalisation of the past.
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