Galerie Youn, Montreal
Galerie Youn presents Osheen Harruthoonyan, a photography-based artist working out of Montréal, Canada. He photographs using B+W film, which he then manipulates using various chemistry and experimental analogue techniques. Osheen processes all his work in a traditional darkroom on fiber based gelatin silver paper.
Drawing upon his rich experiences growing up in Iran, Greece and Canada, he employs a multi-faceted approach towards his artistic practice, investigating the complex relationships between memory, astronomy, biology and time.
His newest body of work, entitled A Circle of Bluebirds — with selected works on show here at VOLTA NY — draws on the scientific principle of converting the earth’s electromagnetic spectrum into sound waves. As charged solar particles hit the radioactive belts surrounding our earth, they get trapped and whirled about. This movement of energy, converted into sound, reveals itself as the familiar soundscape of birds chirping. Osheen has created a series of observations from another earth, photographs in which scientific literacy is married with artistic creation.
Osheen’s work has been featured on the CBC, Vice, Bravo! Arts Channel, Space Channel’s InnerSPACE, and numerous national and international exhibitions and publications.