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.
Visa pour L’image: International Festival of Photojournalism, Perpignan, France
The international festival of photojournalism, Perpignan, returns in 2016 with works from all over the world presented in a myriad of awe-inspiring exhibitions across the city.
Preview: Basilico Before Basilico
In the summer of 1970, a young Gabriele Basilico – “before he was Basilico”, set out from his parent’s house in Caorle on the Venetian Riviera for Kabul. Little did he know he would become a genius for freezing moments of haunting beauty in the unlikeliest places.