2010 DARREN SYLVESTER: LARGE FORMAT WORKS
“Since 1998, Sylvester has consistently couched his often interconnected themes – including the fallibility of relationships, urban alienation, the passing of time, mortality – within (large)-scale narrative-driven photographic images of devastating clarity”
Darren Sylvester’s Large Format Works exhibition at SSFA is the art world equivalent of his “greatest hits” album – rather fitting for an artist who has just released his first music CD…but there is a twist. The greatest hits – his iconic output dating from 2005 - including imagery familiar to anyone who has been interested in contemporary photography in the last few years – is be bigger and bolder than ever.
The new large format works, measuring 120 x 160cm (an increase from the original 90 x 120cm size) have a new-found monumentality, as images of melancholic schoolboys , lonely, jaded party-goers (Single Again 2005) and god-like surgeons (Who You Are or How I Meet You, I Don’t Know) are now larger than life-size and auspiciously lurk over us. Two of the new large format works have been acquired by the Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Art Gallery.
Editions of 3 + 2AP.