Friday, October 14, 2011
Tim Best's photography is scary powerful, sometimes funny and fun, often times magical, and always mysterious. His series of black backgrounds focusing on the figure remind me of Rembrandt's dark moody paintings that allowed the feeling of infinite space behind the figures through the use of an abyss of black space. You can also see these pieces referencing the stage performance of a soliloquy. Each actor is pouring out their heart in the role Best staged for them. When I had my MFA show at 500x in Dallas, I was luck enough to be exhibiting with his work, which was down stairs. This particular photograph was there, printed on Dibond aluminum, just like my digital prints in my show. Check out his current activities on his blog.