TOKYO-2016 Fine Art / Collage

The Future of Nostalgia

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Collage
  • Photographer
    Cristian Townsend

This series explores our ideals of the future and the past and juxtaposes them together to create a surreal, anachronistic world where time no longer exists.

Cristian Townsend is a West Australian, Fine Art Photographer, living and working in Osaka, Japan. Specialising in dreamlike photomontages that endeavour to question and push boundaries. Inspired by Surrealism's provocation and Buddhist philosophy. His work playfully juxtaposes ideas, in order to, like a Zen Koen, see beyond our cultural conventions. To seek truth. His Photomontages use motifs from Classical to Modernist Art, From war-time Propaganda to Modern Advertising, the Cinema, the Mass Media and Science Fiction. "Everything should be questioned and everything should be explored. Art