Primary colours, block shadows and gradient skies highlight dynamic outlines of corrugated iron and brick chimneys, whilst showcasing developments in minimalist postproduction and digital art. Steve Bainbridge (b. 1974) expresses a vision for disassociated topographies, where geography is a fluid concept which alludes to a multitude of identities. The series looks at the future of an industrialised and technological planet, where buildings become replicated beyond control and are no longer separated by distinguishable features or indicatory details. Bainbridge’s desire to formally train as a photographer was inspired by the candid documentary works of Tim Page, Don McCullin, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Elliott Erwitt. Recording daily life has since become an enduring personal project for the London-based artist, capturing both interior and exterior spaces with a keen vision for contemporary iconography and defined environments. www.stevebainbridge.com.
Metafiction with a 21st Century Twist
In The Afterparty, Leo Benedictus combines reality and fiction to present a funny, but ultimately moving account of the ups and downs of being a celebrity.
Adam Magyar: Kontinuum, Julie Saul Gallery, New York
Experimental video and still photography artist, Adam Magyar is now showing for the first time outside of Europe and Asia, with various works including new prints from the artist’s Urban Flow series.