Andoni Beristain (b. 1989) is a Basque photographer and art director, who, since childhood, has been fascinated with shapes, forms and colours – the ways we tell stories through visual aesthetics. His intriguing and observed studio work injects a sense of narrative into objects, finding moments of comedy, satire and beauty amongst the items that are most familiar to us. Here, a sponge is tied up tightly with cord – its shape constricted and restrained – communicating the universal feeling of anxiety. Eggs are sellotaped to irons in ways that feel both comical and curious, placing everyday commodities in unexpected scenarios. Vintage cassette tapes are stacked into a house of cards and set alight at the precipice, as if erasing the past. Whilst these compositions might look simplistic, they contain a multitude of emotions – whether pleasant or uncomfortable – that challenge us to reconsider the context of our world. andoniberistain.com.
1. Andoni Beristain, Vintage, (2021). Courtesy of the artist.
2. Andoni Beristain, Fruit Tower, (2021). Courtesy of the artist.
3. Andoni Beristain, Banana Móvil, (2021). Courtesy of the artist.
4. Andoni Beristain, Anxiety, (2021). Courtesy of the artist.
5. Andoni Beristain, Fried Egg, (2021). Courtesy of the artist.
6. Andoni Beristain, 90 x 60 x 90, (2021). Courtesy of the artist.
7. Andoni Beristain, Dieta Mediterranea, (2020). Courtesy of the artist.