James Casebere

Some research into uncanny architecture revealed contemporary artist James Casebere, a photographer working with the tableux vivant in carefully constructed and composed scenes specifically with architecture. Casebere's works are actually architectural tabletop models, where he arranges his photographs as real environments to further distort our perception of reality.








Each piece bears an inherent uncanny sensation with familiar themed interiors, foreboding windows and doorways reveal no information whatsoever other than the unknown, to even completely flooded interiors with no explanation. The use of light in particular is essential in establishing the tone and atmosphere, with some suggestive reflections given off from the water. Additionally, these locations are devoid of any life despite resembling a home or communal location; no sign of life or any tangible objects no doubt becomes uncanny in a sense of eerie isolation.

You can find more of James Casebere's work here.

3 comments:

tutorphil said...

again - thanks for posting - the slight fakeness of the sets really adds to the 'wrongness' of the work - reminding me of Crewdson's work, and the sandpit from Invaders From Mars...

tutorphil said...

another artist's work you're going to like and should post...

http://www.steffiklenz.co.uk

Leo said...

No problem Phil. Wow some great stuff in Klenz work, thanks for the link, definitely going to post about it soon enough :)

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