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Andy King — Wish I Weren't Here

Carte Blanche — Winter 2018

A series of five photographic montages portraying the desire to be somewhere else. Unreal depictions of distant places are superimposed with mundane, everyday objects that make us wish we were far away. Cold office lights, a single toothbrush, vitamin D pills, soap, a parking street sign, a drab corridor light switch and coat hangers clash with paradisiacal landscapes reminiscent of stock photography. When we daydream, our daydreams bear close resemblance to stock images. Imaginary landscapes are static, simplified, artificial, smooth. Real landscapes are complex, unpredictable, intense. If we successfully escape our day-to-day, our imaginary landscapes are confronted with reality, and we find ourselves missing the comforts of the familiar mundane. The perfect location is never the one we are currently inhabiting. [ aludibond prints with custom attachments / 70x100cm ]