Los Angeles-based Walead Beshty, the artist famed for his Fed-Exed glass and copper cubes, is now showcasing an eerily beautiful selection of photographs at Piccadilly’s Thomas Dane Gallery.
An artist whose work is largely inspired by the in-between, Beshty’s photographs are a second run of exposures damaged by airport security x-rays. The first time this occurred was in 2006 when his negatives were almost destroyed by the fierce post-9/11 security systems, inspiring his notorious Travel Pictures exhibition. Beshty’s violent hole-punches in the negatives only add to the grimly beautiul, damaged photographs, and represent his political views on the palpable subject matter – an abandoned, trashed Iraqi diplomatic office located in former East Berlin.
Images courtesy of the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery
Photographer: Richard Ivey
- Submit Saturdays: Take advantage of your website to show varied work as a creative collective
- Parisian upstarts Ill-Studio give L’Officiel magazine new life
- Knock knock. Who's there? It's Best of the Web!
- William Knight's socially conscious portfolio of graphic design
- Alan Fears’ papier mâché heads are a humorous portrait of ourselves
- The quiet humour of illustrator Elena Xausa
- Reasons Not To Do Graphic Design by Yotam Hadar
- Nostalgia in branding: top design studios analyse the NatWest and Co-op retrobrands
- Google and Monotype launch Noto, an open-source typeface family for all the world’s languages
- The only way is ethics: what are the moral obligations of a graphic designer?
- Rachel Levit illustrates contemporary relationships in new book
- Creative agency INT Works relaunches as Anyways, with a playful graphic identity