For almost 40 years, James Casebere (b. 1953) has devised both simple and complex table-top models, creating thought-provoking and visually deceptive photographs that have accrued international acclaim. Through fellowships and museum collections at the likes of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the artist has been instrumental in the critique of media culture. Recent works have moved into investigating the possibilities of composition, referencing modernist structures that encourage both meditation and reflection. Casebere notes: “There was a time when I decided to leave the anthropomorphising to others. My earliest work did this by putting an object at the centre of the image, be it a fan or a chair. But soon after, I decided to remove the object in the hopes of the viewer taking its place. In the end, I realised that what mattered was the space, the light, the colour and texture.” www.jamescasebere.com.
Next Generation 2016: Pseudo Documentary
Aesthetica team up with London College of Communication for the third edition of The Next Generation. We interview German-born photographer Anne Erhard.
Interview with Photographer Sophie Harris Taylor, Francesca Maffeo Gallery
Sophie Harris-Taylor: MTWTFSS Chapter 1. 2010-2015 is a solo exhibition by the artist, who presents private moments of her photographic diary at Francesca Maffeo Gallery, Leigh on Sea.