2014 - 2017
Archival Inkjet on Rag Paper
The images forcing us to slow down, gently imposing their rhythm, their faded colours, their intensity of looking harder, closer, than we ever wanted to. Words losing their meaning. Time standing still for a moment. The world quietly opening up.
We all know this : Repeat a word or phrase often enough, listen to it over and over in your head, and it will soon start losing its meaning, turning unfamiliar, comic even, and, eventually, downright surreal. Ward Roberts series Flotsam gather on you in a similar fashion.
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Ward Roberts is an independent conceptual artist who creates exquisitely composed photographs drawing on themes such as the effects of loneliness and isolation in the modern world. Roberts’ work is in many ways a rebuttal of the prevailing trend of urban, gritty style contemporary photography. He is currently based in New York.