Virgilio Ferreira


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Artist Feature

Every week an artist is featured whose single image was published by Der Greif. The Feature shows the image in the original context of the series.

Chris Round - Transient Realities

Jul 17, 2013

This series of images are essentially a dialogue between myself, and locations I’ve visited a number of times. However, due to a combination of different natural and man-made elements, at the time of my visit I discovered an unfamiliar air about them - these places were not how I imagined, or how I had previously pictured them. In discovering this I realized these new and transient realities contrasted with my recollection, my imagination. My relationship with these environments had fundamentally changed. However, from a visual perspective, I felt certain things ‘fell in to place’ giving me a fresh perspective that allowed me to capture this new relationship. I’ve been almost tempted to question the validity of the pictures, defining them as fictional, though of course by definition they are not. As a consequence perhaps this raises questions about our increasingly insecure relationship with our surroundings, how we are becoming more disorientated in the modern world; how each reality we experience is rapidly replaced by a new an unexpected one.