Featured Artist: Paul Batt

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Photography by : Paul Batt

Text by : Conor Ambrose

March 20, 2014

Paul Batt is an Australian photographer we stumbled upon this morning on aCurator.com who took a bunch of abandoned couches and was able to tell a story. Anyone in the moving process can especially appreciate this, I know now that I’ve relocated to Los Angeles every piece of furniture on the side of the road catches my eye while I search for my new apartment. Here’s “Abandon” in Batt’s own words:

“My primary interest in the ‘Abandon Series’ is the apparent state of flux and contrast the subjects exist in. These once intimate, comfort giving, interior objects have become surreally out of place, in the exterior world. Although their utilization is over, clues remaining of human habitation in the cushions and armrests formed to unknown bodies, over countless hours. It is this play between the interior and the exterior environments and the traces of human presence to absence that has informed the series as a whole.”

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  • Shea Reiswig ANTI

    This is DEEP haha! Great post!