Darren Tynan is an Australian photographer with an interdisciplinary approach. As an artist, Tynan explores serendipity as a generative device and embraces technical malfunction and failure as a mode of photographic archaeology and culture criticism. His latest series Terra Forma ultilizes transmission glitches as serendipitous phenomena to produce pictures. Tynan succeeds in blending glitch art and photography, creating surreal portraits of infinite lines and dots of colours.
“Art is not what you see but what you make others see” Edgar Degas ( b.1834, d.1917) The French impressionist painter defines art as to show us something that is not a replica of a reality that we can see. Rather, art can make others see what might otherwise be intangible - feelings, memories, and impressions.
In the same line, the three exhibited artists in The Noise We See use the means offered by modern photography and alternative printing methods, to create artworks that depict something beyond a decisive moment. Phan Dinh Khanh overlaps several layers of images, with colour alterations, before printing the unique results on canvas. The material produces a hazy manifestation of entangled memories. With the help of drone camera, Nathan Larson photographs Ho Chi Minh City from above, and silkscreen and transfer print onto canvas with bright colour swatches from the Air Quality Index. The brightly coloured landscapes convey the impression of a dynamic and changing city. On the other hand, Darren Tynnan directly interferes with television signal, and then photograph the portraits that emerge through the glitches. The faces appear as one with the digital maze, barely recognizable, leading us to question their human nature.
Far from faithfully capturing moments that they see, faces, buildings, and electrical wires quietly emerge onto their artworks out of a colour haze, cloudy noise, and saturated washes. With the camera, light becomes their brushstrokes, painting stories of time layering memories on top of each other, humanity trapped in a digital matrix, and the air pollution that surrounds us…
Asiahues, in collaboration with The Hummingbird Cafe, are pleased to present the works of Darren Tynan, Phan Dinh Khanh and Nathan Larson. They all have been internationally exhibited and their work are continually finding their way into private collections.