Darren Sylvester – Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney
Born 1974 in Sydney, Australia
His photographs are highly choreographed precise compositions which are both striking and direct. Sylvester’s intent to create an instant understanding of the unfolding scenario presents the photograph much like a pop song — as a universal story that although is direct and to the point, is inherent with levels of complexity. His work always relates to the universal complexities of human existence: love, loss and yearning.
This presentation includes four bronze sculptures based on the imaginary ancient tribe-like designs invented by pharmaceutical companies for moisturizing and whitening masks, as well as his first book Compass Point, based on the famed recording studio of Grace Jones which closed last year.