Making use of repeated formal patterns including colour, material and texture, Jon Setter (b. 1989) methodically organises details of landscapes as an abstracted expression of space. Currently based in Sydney, Australia, Setter’s photography focuses on urban topographies, as well as the changing nature of architecture as an artistic and social practice that invites emotional responses. Taking on the role of the wanderer, the artist walks through cities, documenting the individual perspective by looking into details as signifiers for the contemporary experience. In doing so, he exemplifies the fleeting and biased memories of passers-by, capturing a fraction of the all-encompassing metropolis. Each image’s title is, therefore, distinctly minimal, reflecting upon the limited viewpoint of the personal within the global. The artist notes: “I hope to establish the idea that even the most vernacular aspects of a place can have a role in the way that it is understood.” www.jonsetter.com.
Next Generation 2016: Forms and Textures
Aesthetica interview Elliott Lowe, one of the featured artists from Issue 72’s image collaboration with London College of Communication.
Bilad es Sudan, showing at Aperture Foundation New York following an initial run in Paris, represents the fruits of Claude Iverné second excursion.
Belgian photographer Reginald Van de Velde stops time with reflective images of abandoned spaces. In capturing structures that are slipping into disrepair, he saves them forever, temporarily halting the progress of nature as it pulls each space back into the dust from which it came.