Artist: Fassih Keiso – Syria , Australia
The life in 21st century explores the impact of 21st century politics and culture on humanity and art production. Technically, the work explores the impact of digital tools on current art photography production, highlighting the transition that occurs in photography from analogue to digital by adopting and mixing the two techniques.
The life in 21st century presents a series of large digitally manipulated photographic prints comprise beautifully composed photographs, scanned, digitally treated and manipulated. At their heart, the images are classic portrait photography, but with a montage of extra objects in a surrealistic twist on the digital retouching techniques of modern marketing and advertising.
Kids dream represent my view of the current Western politics, media and society on non-Westerners, training boys for violence and war, and Sexualizing girls at a much younger age. iPod nano influenced by the obsession of my wife, the filmmaker, in collecting empty jars and in making pickle and olive juxtaposed with elements from our contemporary culture.