Reine Paradis (b. 1989) grew up in rural southern France, where the beauty of nature inspired a vibrant imagination. After moving to Los Angeles in 2012, the photographer was struck by the change of landscape – her sudden integration into a sprawling metropolis rich with futuristic ideals, movement and possibility. This shift became an influence for the artist’s first series, Jungle. Designed to reflect the notion of discovery, each vignette provides a bright, digitalised arena for uncanny figures, each of them is an active participant in a number of settings: mountain glaciers, abandoned swimming pools and tennis courts. A stunning example of auto-portraiture and vivid post-production, the compositions are filled with sensory stimulation – calling upon stark whites and primary blues to emulate the over-compression of information circulated within the 21st century Anthropocene. Jungle is on display at Catherine et André Hug, Paris, 8 June – 15 July.
James Welling Prints available with Light Work Subscription Programme
Limited edition prints by James Welling, John Chervinsky, Lucas Foglia, Irina Rozovsky and signed copies of Peter Mitchell’s Strangely Familiar are available via Light Work’s Subscription Programme.
Jenny Holzer, The Future Please, L&M Arts, L.A.
L&M Arts showcases Jenny Holzer: The Future Please, the artist’s first major exhibition in Los Angeles in many years. To mark the occasion the exhibition will be presented in two parts.