In this new blog post I wanted to show you an artist who is among my inspirations.
But even though it is difficult to distinguish, do not be fooled, his works are not paintings. Thephotographer and architect resident in New York majestically unites his two disciplines, creatingmisleading and illusory perceptions which makes us question the limits of what can really be done with a camera.
Erin OKeefe gets almost all of her work from photographing a corner of her studio. It is not that you find this corner itself particularly beautiful, but it is just a space that, when personalized with very deliberate combinations of colors and materials, accurately lit and photographed, it can transcend your materials and become an otherworldly experience that challenges perceptions of space.
All of this she does with her camera, without Photoshop, drawing on a wide range of influences, from Renaissance figurative painting early untilJosef albers. Based in Manhattan, O'Keefe graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor's degree in engraving, followed by a master's in architecture, and then began teaching.
Although she no longer teaches or practices architecture, Erin admits that she certainly couldn't be doing her job without that experience and thatspace vision that architects generate after years of drawing any object in all its perspectives. I tell you that I acquired it by breaking my head trying to visualize the exercises proposed by the teachers in the first and second years of technical drawing.
Therelationship between theimages of space and real space It is very rich territory for Erin, and something that is completely generated by her architectural background.
The artist's work focuses on the relationship aboutshape and color from those speculationsa hyperreal world is formed and our understanding of the photographic deteriorates; painted plywood, Photoshop gradients printed as seen in his previous series American Quarto and the collected images are arranged in their entirety, all with the intention of fooling the mind of the viewer..
These misinterpretations or "persistent ambiguity"They are a key aspect of his work. By using distortions with the camera lens and the very tense translation of space, the image offers many opportunities to find moments of uncertainty. And the fun thing about his works is precisely trying to mentally reconstruct this ambiguity of forms and then simply enjoy the uncertainty.
¿What do you think, did you know hers?
There are some of his works where he colors sculptures that can be easy to explore in these pandemic days that we have to spend more time at home. What better way than to bring out our creativity and be able to have fun and explore new techniques. Even with the little ones it can be fun.
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I have also found this video to be very useful for entrepreneurs and creatives who need ideas for their photos and still-lifes.
Until next time!