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- Eldon Garnet

Constructing a disquieting ambiguity by using whatever means of expression Eldon Garnet deems suitable is probably the only connecting thread in his works. In stead of defining himself as an artist with a central medium, he tries to create an allegory of words, images, sound and time. His projects often take on the qualities of a contemporary gesamtkunstwerk that surpasses both the obvious narrative and the postmodern ironic. He uses tools like humour, erotic triggers and commonplace semiotic patterns, but never lets them reach their perceived conclusion. The effect is best described as a recognition of the joke but never getting to the punchline, or feeling disgusted or aroused but never quite understanding why.

 

Using modern iconic images like busisnessmen, slogans and erotic photography he tries to break the mold that allows their classification. By doing so, he creates a distinct unease for the viewer who is bound by a need for recognition. It mirrors certain aspects from the mostly divided worlds of literature, photography and conceptualism and combines them into metaphors for the ways these media try to achieve meaning. These works have been described as displaying a formal ambiguity, as opposed to deliberate obtrusion of forms. Garnet tries to give his photographs a literary subtext, and his textst a visual context, and denies them both a definite narrative.

 

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The Garden of Hell on Earth - 01

2017

Chromogenic print on Kodak Endura paper

76 x 76 cm

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