Tuesday, May 25, 2010

breath taking medias (take me back)

Hollis Brown Thorton lives and works in a warehouse studio in Aiken, South Carolina. He is quite amazing.
This is his MARKER piece VHS. Quite stunning, I must say. I put a larger one at the end of the post. Here is another piece of his that i admire:::
The title for that one is "nternational Working Party For Documentation & Conservation of Building
Sites & Neighborhoods of the Modern Movement." Snazzy.

Here is a snip from his artist statement that I really enjoyed.. "The environments in the work are constructed of both the tangible and the remote, things that are already understood and things in a vague state of formation. For instance, images in the photographs are tangible aspects of reality, frozen moments in time, people and places that exist, or at one time existed. Erasing or obscuring elements of the photograph puts the situation in a state of transition. Adding the lines and drawings adds other influences and potentials. Sometimes these lines are controlled by the elements in the photograph and sometimes they are completely independent. But the figures in the photographs, they are the reason the myths exist, they are the questioners who come up with the stories and explanations, so their environment is altered to represent these uncertainties and changing beliefs."

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