Thursday, September 2, 2010

Guest Blog #6: Art Cart NYC™ Loves Erin Wahed

Artist we’re into- Erin Wahed.

Meet Erin Wahed, the first artist to be included in the Neon Seduction Show. Though raised in Canada, Erin has been an East Village resident for a number of years. She recently graduated from New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts, where she studied photography. Erin’s future as an artist is bright, with gallery shows in Chelsea and Montreal already behind her and upcoming exhibitions in the fall. She manipulates found objects and scenes in her photography to create what she calls “hybrid subjects.” Erin’s work exemplifies the feeling of the East Village today; It synthesizes the raw, experimental aesthetic of the ’80s art scene with the chic and glamorous face of the revitalized neighborhood.

A clip from her statement reads:

Allow yourself to be confused.
Macro, line, shape and color inspire my work.
There is no subject.
I combine photographs.
I de-compose.
I adjust.
I experient.
Look differently.
Steer away from assumptions.

The enemy of photography is the convention…
The salvation of photography
comes from the experiment.
-Lázló Moholy-Nagy

Erin Wahed 2010

To learn more about Erin, check out our artist page for a link to her website. -Art Cart NYC™

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