1st April 2017
This show at White Cube - Mason's Yard is entitled 'Paper'. Fred Tomaselli has produced photograms and collages, as well as a series of digital reproductions of the New York Times’ front pages, titled The Times... Can you see where the idea for the title came from? The reproductions feature illustrations drawn on top of the paper’s original images, which are designed to “highlight the tragedy, reality and absurdity of global politics,” says White Cube. Reproductions include a photo of a Ukrainian woman after the Malaysian plane crash carrying a bouquet of flowers that obscures her face, the forms of which Tomaselli has extended with real leaves, paint and a photo-collage pattern that spreads across the entire image.
Other photograms in the exhibition incorporate leaves grown in the artist’s own garden, harvested and then preserved. These flattened leaves are arranged onto photographic paper, which is then exposed to light and developed into photographs. The resulting images are painted over with colourful, hard-edged geometric patterns evoking floral still lifes, which ultimately remind us that nature and beauty persist despite the absurdity and horror of the world.
Thursday, May 12, 2001
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Portrait of Gregory from Chemical Celestial Portraits - 1995
Bloom (June 8) - 2016
10 out of 10.