Kindred Artists (For Midterm Project #1)

  1. Lavender Chang, Unconsciousness: Consciousness (2013)

Lavender Chang is a Taiwanese born conceptual photographer who now works and lives in Singapore. Her works have been exhibited at multiple shows, such as the International Orange Photo Festival in 2010, China, Singapore Art Museum, Mizuma Gallery and Sundaram Tagore Gallery New York in 2014. 

She has also won awards in various competitions like The Crowbar Awards and Noise Singapore.

Unconsciousness: Consciousness (2013)

The image shows the passage of time during the person’s unconscious state passing, uncovering the abstract that is under our reality. When the environment is constant and his body and the light is the only movement in the image, the bed becomes a stage. The person becomes a performer. These images are performances created overnight as time passes around the sleeping body.

2. Leonardo Magrelli, Meerror (2016)

Magrelli was born in Rome in 1989, holds a BA in Design and Architecture from “La Sapienza” university in Rome. In the last years his works has been featured in several printed and online photography magazines, and has been displayed in collective exhibitions and festivals.

Previous physical and online exhibitions include: A Smith Gallery, Black Box Gallery, Darkroom Gallery, Life Framer, F-Stop Magazine.

Meerror (2016)

The Meerror 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. 

Thus self-portrait and still life collide, creating images that are both the things and none at the same time. In fact, up to where is it legitimate to speak of portrait? Each one of these pictures premise it and is the result of the cancellation of a self-portrait. Yet is our very absence, an absence that turns these images into still lives, that triggers the mechanism of the picture.

3. Elinor Carucci, Closer (1900s to 2000s)

Born 1971, Israel, Elinor Carucci graduated in 1995 from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design with a degree in photography, and moved to New York that same year.

In a relatively short amount of time, her work has been included many solo and group exhibitions worldwide. Solo shows include Edwynn Houk gallery, Fifty One Fine Art Gallery and Gagosian Gallery.  Some group shows include The Museum of Modern Art New York and The Photographers’ Gallery in London.

Closer (1900s to 2000s)

Carucci’s work is first and foremost about the nuclear family, but also touches upon the related topics of intimacy and mortality. Her parents, grandparents and spouse are the central players, each of whom she portrays gently but unflinchingly in her images. Her color photographs work with a definite color palette, regardless of whether or not this was intentional; there is a mesmerizing quality to the serene blues and vivid reds set against the myriad tones of bare skin.

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