|Landscape #331, 2009|
Austin Kennedy (b. 1980, New York) brings a foundation in photography to his image-based artwork. He draws on traditional darkroom techniques and the vocabulary of art history to manipulate the language of pictures and place them in dialog with each other and with the viewer. He explores the line between the familiar and the strange, the identifiable and the abstract, leading the viewer to consider the subjectivity of seeing.
He studied at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design; has lived and worked in Switzerland, Turkey, and the U.S.; and has been based in New York City since 2004. Since 2005, he has photographed sculpture and art objects professionally for galleries, institutions, collectors and art publications. (Visit artist's website)