Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Fine Art / Abstract

Mid Century Triptych

  • Photographer
    Reed Hearne
  • Photo Date

These photographs form a mid-century themed triptych from a series entitled Paper on Paper. The deep tonality of folded paper versus the flat surface associated with photographic paper is meant to confound and simultaneously preserve the integrity of the picture plane. It’s a visual pun to shine light on unconscious assumptions. My work coaxes viewers to abandon conditioned frames of reference and mental labels. When we apprehend visual elements unencumbered by a cataloguing mind, we appreciate that every visual moment has a structure and beauty that calls out to be experienced fresh.

Reed Hearne is an artist, photographer and writer. He earned a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of San Francisco and an MA in English from San Francisco State University. During that period he interned with renowned art historian Carl Loeffler at La Mammelle. Reed says of his work, “I am not a purist when it comes to photography. Though the end result is my principal aim, the camera remains my primary tool. Because great art is always born of its history, I never lose sight of the masters who fought to expand its boundaries.