Jen Mann paints portraiture, but there’s more to her work than a pretty picture. She lists existentialism, innocence and beauty as major themes in her paintings, but the dreaminess of her hues adds a degree of lucidity and realism.
The Flashbulb really describes the fluent motion in the realistic paintings of Jen.
The images of Ryan Kenny embodies youth: girls driving with hair flying against the wind, boys skateboarding under the sunlight, makeup-less models staring blankly into the camera. It’s the spirit and energy he translates that makes his images so digestible – no blemish removal or arbitrary emblazonment, no fluff. It’s just the raw image in its original entity.
Obsidian Kingdom sets up a dark ambient atmosphere that really captures the independence of young girls living their short lives. We thank Kenny for sharing his vision.
In the series Looking East by Matt Wilson, there’s a subtly empyrean quality to these gritty images, where the captured camaraderie reveals a subtly poetic and romantic aesthetic. The intimacy of these images, be it a peripheral shot through a mirror or a young boy smoking, speaks truth to the honesty of his art.
The major sounding piano and far away drum rolls from Brother, really capture the works of Wilson. Especially the woman in the mirror that is looking back at her reflection.
Spanish artist Javier Riera produces what he calls “light and geometry interventions” on landscapes. Using powerful light Riera projects geometric patterns on to natural vistas.
The Townhouses are bringing experimental melodies that match the alien light works of Javier.
The style of the series American Girls by Ilona Szwarc is, like the our culture encourages us to be, perfect, too–styling the girls exactly and directing them to look as expressionless as the dolls they cherish. But the images aren’t condescending, exploitative, or preachy – they just express a genuine interest in the hyperbole that is American gender culture.
Modern Baseball really captures the intense relation that girls have with dolls. Violins give the stairway in the picture a gloomy feel.
The Collective Snapshot series by Pep Ventosa, is an homage to the most enduring form of photography. Images in this series blend together dozens of snapshots to create an abstraction of the places we’ve been and the things we’ve seen. It symbolizes our collective memory.
Drown by The Cherry Wave: overdrive guitars and delayed vocals reflect the passing of time in the world. While these iconic buildings by Pep will last forever.
Photographer Yuli Sato uses dark tones, saturated colors, and whimsical settings to create fantastical images. Her Ghost series, a mesh of blurred silhouettes and abandoned scenes, offers an enigmatic storyline. The series explores escapism and fantasy, loss and melancholy.
Variation II by Library Tapes creates thrilling piano rolls that illustrate the childhood and experience.
North of South is a collection of photographs taken by Bradley Scott Fletcher. The collection shows a full spectrum of people and places. It captures a moment, bringing new perspectives to a place.
Switzerland by Daughter uses dramatic beats that shake up the water ripples in the picture.