Posts Tagged ‘solitude

28
Mar
12

Thelonious Monk – ‘Solitude’ (Jazz Piano)

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“Solitude” performed by Thelonious Sphere Monk.
Jazz standard composed by Duke Ellington in 1934
“Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington” album 1955

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28
Jan
12

Matt Duffin : ‘Encaustic Wax on Panels’ (Paintings)

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‘high noon’
encaustic wax on panel
16″ x 16″
2008
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‘all in the family’
encaustic wax on panel
19 1/2″ x 18″
2010
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‘me and the man’
encaustic wax on panel
15″ x 15″
2008
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‘behind the curve’
encaustic wax on panel
24″ x 24″
2008
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‘untitled’
encaustic wax on panel
16″ x 16″
2008
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‘untitled’
illustration
2011
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‘backflow’
encaustic wax on panel
10 1/2″ x 11″
2010
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Matt Duffin studied architecture, but never practiced as an architect. Instead, he chose to explore the more human themes of solitude and irony through art. His medium has evolved from charcoal to encaustic wax, but he continues to dwell in the realm of dark recesses and stark contrasts. – [Ex : Bio]

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Matt Duffin : Website

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24
Dec
10

Chris Engman : Photography

‘Equipoise’
archival inkjet print
36″ x 48″
2005

‘Transplant’
archival inkjet print
27″ x 36″
2005

‘The Playground’
archival inkjet print
30″ x 36″
2006

‘The Consummation’
archival inkjet print
28″ x 38″
2005

‘The Library’
archival inkjet print
38″ x 27″
2005

‘The Audience’
archival inkjet print
36″ x 30″
2004

“We often say, photographs “capture” time. But to capture something is not to understand it, because in the act of capture the thing is changed. Family albums, travel photographs- what they do with time is give it boundaries. They make memory possible by giving it shape. They describe an event or a place as if in the absence of time, as if time does not exist.” Chris Engman

Much of my recent work takes place in the desert at a site in eastern Washington that I found two years ago and has by its gravity kept me going back. The place, for me, has a psychologically charged but neutral energy, like an unformed dream or empty canvas waiting to be acted upon.

For inspiration, in addition to the desert, I turn to books: epic novels, epic histories, and fiction rich in visual imagery. I especially appreciate thinkers who address the grandest of human themes, which are also my themes: grandeur and the ordinary, struggle and futility, illusion and disillusionment, meaningfulness, age, and death.

Working in the desert has come to be a form of meditation. Days are spent, sometimes with a crew but more often in solitude, wordlessly driving, carrying supplies, erecting structures and sets, and studying the slow progress of the sun overhead and its all-powerful, shape-changing, comfort giving and taking effects. My state of mind while I work can range from joy and contentedness to emptiness and doubt, and I believe these shifting emotions, intensified by an intense place, carry through into the best of my eventual photographs. (artist statement)

Chris Engman : Website

27
Nov
10

Fernell Franco : ‘Amarrados’ (Bound)

Fernell Franco
‘untitled’
‘Amarrados’ (Bound) series
gelatin silver print

Fernell Franco
‘untitled’
‘Amarrados’ (Bound) series
gelatin silver print

Fernell Franco
‘untitled’
‘Amarrados’ (Bound) series
gelatin silver print

Fernell Franco
‘untitled’
‘Amarrados’ (Bound) series
gelatin silver print

Fernell Franco
‘untitled’
‘Amarrados’ (Bound) series
gelatin silver print

Fernell Franco
‘untitled’
‘Amarrados’ (Bound) series
gelatin silver print

Fernell Franco (1942-2006) is considered one of the few photographers who developed a distinct lyrical view of the shift toward modernity in Latin America. The exhibition ‘Amarrados’ [Bound] focused on the Amarrados series comprising large-scale black and white photographs developed by Franco in the early 1980s. ‘Amarrados’ [Bound] was the first solo exhibition devoted to the artist in the United States.

It featured twenty vintage prints and a number of preparatory studies that Franco produced in order to create the series. He conceived his photographs in street markets in Colombia and other Latin American countries from the 1980s onwards, featuring wrapped up devices and isolated inanimate objects typically used by informal vendors to protect their merchandise. His images are devoid of human presence, conveying death, solitude, violence, abandonment, and mystery. [Americas Society]

Fernell Franco : Website – Series

09
Oct
10

floebee : Photography

“in the stillness of night”
photograph
loch lomond
2010

“wrapped up in quietness”
photograph
loch lomond
2010

floebee : website




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