Tension, irony and humour are just some of the driving forces behind Daniel Forero’s (b. 1982) practice. Wrapping cord around silk, inserting pins into fruit and elevating the status of quail eggs, Forero’s set designs are taut, balanced and, at times, comedic. Featured most prominently are works from the Reflections series. The images express the desire to capture the beauty of the outside world, bringing it into the photography studio. Each project positions objects in handmade environments, which are both surreal and satisfyingly minimal. The images – though abstract – do not involve any 3D post-production, utilising light and precise arrangement. Bright blue skies seem to bounce off the mirrors. Balls, bars and hoops are placed to an almost trompe-l’oeil effect. Forero’s commercial clients have included Coca Cola, Nokia, Google, Kenzo, Absolut, Sagmeister & Walsh, Ogilvy Denmark and more. daniel-forero.com.
Playing with Light
Jo Kalinowski is inspired by identities. With British urban roots, she now lives in Australia, exploring the spaces between manmade and natural landscapes.
Sydney-born George Byrne creates collage-like images that depict landscapes as painterly abstractions, utilising the process of reduction.