New York-based Brooke DiDonato (b. 1990) is well-known for creating rich, palpable images that document a new kind of reality. All of her characters are at a point of conflict; whether engulfed by a cloud, dangling from a window or being pulled aside by wildlife, the figures are taken from the realms of the everyday and moved into a state of flux. Tinged by Surrealism, the uncanny portraits interact with their surroundings in a number of unanticipated and curious ways. Further to this, DiDonato demonstrates an established understanding of fine art photography through subtle and evocative choices of colour. The works blend form and narrative flawlessly and coherently – pale green clothes melt into desert shrubbery, and terracotta trousers match with the tiles on an empty roof. The series acts as a treasure trove of human emotion: anticipation, desolation and struggle. www.brookedidonato.com.
If art represents the transitions within culture, what are we learning about systematically labelling bodies?
Karine Laval: Reflections looks into the hazy, lucid memories of summer, re-appropriating analogue compositions.