Nicolas Bruno’s photographs and drawings mix surrealism and unsettling, solitary drama. In his first solo show with Haven Gallery in Northport, New York, the artist offers 17 new works that the gallery says are “transmuted from Bruno’s dreams as a means of coping and controlling his sleep paralysis affliction.” The show kicks off on February 25 and runs through April 2.
Carlos Bracho, a photographer from Panama, creates surreal scenes that are often a dramatic blend of nature, humanity, and abstraction. Also a biotechnologist, the artist crafts images that “explore my life experiences in images that combine frustration, loneliness and human behavior in a mixture that (also) combines nature and decay environment.”
Diane Meyer emulates pixels and digital imaging with cross-stitched embroidery, sewn into her photos. Whether it’s a series of travel captures or her own, personal family snaps, Meyer explores both intersecting eras of photography and the concept of memory itself. The result is something that both distorts and celebrates the longevity of these experiences.
Lucas Zimmermann, a self-taught photographer, explores light and color with his “Traffic Lights” series. The project exists in two separate parts, with “Traffic Lights 2.0” debuting just months ago. In these haunting shots, the photographer offers no human interactivity with the lights, which of course, are intended solely to move individuals from point A to B. Zimmermann photographed these in the place in which he lives and works, in Weimar, Germany.
“Like Water” is a series from photographer JuneYoung Lim, who brings kinetic, liquid forms into cityscapes. The artist says that she considers there to be two elements to a city: the towering structures and the “ever-fluid” citizens that occupy it. The goal of this project is to “combine to create an air of vitality to the otherwise acid city.”
“Mothmeister” is the moniker of the duo behind surreal, fantastical, and unsettling portraits of lonesome clowns and other creatures across varying backdrops. They call their fictional universe Wounderland, a place where the Instagram culture is reflected in drab, masked figures often accompanied by stuffed and mounted animals, a product of the two’s fascination pf and collecting habits in taxidermy.