Joseph Minek

888 (2016)

8 x 10"

£360

1044 (2017)

8 x 10"

£360

1218 (2017)

8 x 10"

£360

1242 (2017)

8 x 10"

£360

1264 (2017)

8 x 10"

£360

1296 (2017)

8 x 10"

£360

1338 (2017)

8 x 10"

£360

1352 (2017)

8 x 10"

£360

1365 (2017)

8 x 10"

£360

1408 (2018)

8 x 10"

£360

1409 (2018)

8 x 10"

£360

1470 (2018)

8 x 10"

£360

1027 (2017)

11 x 14"

£525

1028 (2017)

11 x 14"

£525

1298 (2017)

11 x 14"

£525

1299 (2017)

11 x 14"

£525

1301 (2017)

11 x 14"

£525

1307 (2017)

11 x 14"

£525

1342 (2017)

11 x 14"

£525

1515 (2018)

11 x 14"

£525

1958 (2020)

8 x 10"

£360

1856 (2019)

11 x 14"

£525

1855 (2019)

11 x 14"

£525

1705 (2019)

8 x 10"

£360

All images are unique chromogenic prints

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Joseph Minek is an artist who exploits the photographic medium to his own, unique creative end.  Experimenting with the materiality of the photograph, he pushes it to the limit of recognizing it as photography. Although using the traditional processes of light and chemicals, he subverts their established uses to produce exceptional images ranging from the geometric to the aqueous.

“I question how to depict photography as a self-reflexive entity, not as a conduit to speak of the outside world. Being fascinated by the complex processes used to generate a photographic work, I strip down photography to essentials: light and chemical reactions. Working in a brightly lit darkroom, I expose photographic paper to the space rendering it useless for its intended purpose. Through various ways of applying chemicals to the exposed paper, I purposefully test the edges of what happens when different parameters are intentionally set beyond their limits. The finished works are luminescent, vivid-coloured abstract compositions.”   Joseph Minek

 

Joseph Minek is based in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Masters of Fine Arts degree in Photography & Film from Virginia Commonwealth University and his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art. His work has been exhibited internationally including Berlin, New York and Seattle. His book ‘Open in Total Darkness’ was published in 2018 (Outlandish Press, Ohio).

 

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