|James Nizam Shards of Light 2011-12|
|James Nizam Thought Form (Fold) 2011-12|
|Hiroshi Sugimoto Drive In|
|Matthew Pillsbury American Idol April 2004|
Artists are creators with singular visions but some times without knowing their vision become part of a grander conversation. Most of the time the voices takes place in the viewer head on seeing an image and relating it to other sensations and experiences
When I first saw the work of Matthew Pillsbury I thought of Hiroshi Sugimoto, then I realize that Abelardo Morell was another influence their photographs are about waiting to catch light and shadow.
To record a single event can take hours, for example Matthew's American Idol took over 2 hours to create in the camera .To see all the details can take years.
When I think of trying to create with light and time in art, I think of these artists along with James Turrell, Dan Flavin and Richard Serra.
I recently saw some new images by James Nizam www.jamesnizam.com an artist from Vancouver represented by Gallery Jones. James' photographs extends the conversation. He has a new exhibitions entitled
I like these images so much , I will not try to explain how and why they were created sometimes words can destroy what appears magic and beautiful. I want to stand in front of the photographs and listen.
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