Monday, June 2, 2008
i just saw this photo by Gonzalo Puch of Spain for the first time (here) and i love it. i guess i missed it in Chelsea a few years back.
the setting reminds me a bit of Hanna Liden's scenes of water-and-fire tribal travelers, though less fictioned as a narrative. i think the image would be less compelling for me though, without the figure hovering over the spheres.
the Julie Saul Gallery says of Puch: "He creates situations or "incidents", generally in neutral environments... However, the events taking place are inscrutable rituals or quiet procedures which are both serious and comic. They appear to have their own logic in which we can recognize the elements, but not their organization, like words without syntax."