Arash Fewzee makes slow, physical photograms in the darkroom which have an irreproducible quality. A trained economist, Fewzee investigates self-sustaining modes of image-making; his images question the systems which drive the photographic surface by deconstructing darkroom materials and tools, often rendering them useless as pure aesthetic forms on his photograms. Integral to the Fewzee’s work is the way his oversized photograms convey the physical performance of making an image in the darkroom. The viewer is often complicit in the process as the glossy surface of the large photograms in either black lacquer or vibrant hues reflects their presence and entangles them with the representational plane of the photogram.
Courtesy of Rubber Factory Gallery
All images ©Arash Fewzee