ParkeHarrison – Measuring the Sky at Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve

The man’s struggle to overcome his own limits leads him into a surreal dimension.

In this space soaked in suffering, technology and nature perpetually collide under the feeble eyes of this cracked human being. Through an harsh and disillusioned visual poetry artists Robert and Shana Parkeharrison express the condition of instability and loss that dominate our contemporary time, focusing their art on a complex and densely emotional photography. An extremely deep perception of the world, together with the Promethean desire to domesticate and control nature, fill up the desert lands of a post-atomic reality represented in the artists’ fine imaginary, which echoes between the bare white walls of parisian avant-garde gallery Suzanne Tarasieve. The pictured subject, often ParkeHarrison‘s alter ego, is engaged in metaphorical actions that show with dark sarcasm the dramatic side of the absurd. The artistic dialogue transcends the boundaries of photography opening up to several creative horizons, which involve a fine knowledge of different working techniques and an extraordinary sense of coherence. Indeed the composite nature of each image, resulting from the blending of analog and digital frames, painting and printing techniques, requires time and free experimentation. This produces a sort of three-dimensional insight which mirrors the complexity and controversial nowadays world.

Within scarred landscapes of loneliness, the human being painfully yearns to find himself.

  • ParkeHarrison – Measuring the Sky at Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve

    Article by
    Cecilia Musmeci

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    Cecilia Musmeci

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    Susanna Tarasieve
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