Darren Sylvester – Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney

 

Sullivan+Strumpf

799 Elizabeth Street, Zetland, Sydney, NSW 2017, Australia

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Darren Sylvester

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.


Darren Sylvester, What Happens Will Happen #3, 2010, lightjet print, 48 x 36 inches, edition of 6 + 2 APs
Darren Sylvester, What Happens Will Happen #2, 2010, lightjet print, 48 x 36 inches, edition of 6 + 2 APs
Darren Sylvester, Alpha Arbutin, 2012, bronze, 12.2 x 9 x 5.1 inches, edition of 8 + 2 APs
Darren Sylvester, Hisamitsu Lifecella, 2012, bronze, 10.6 x 11 x 4.3 inches, edition of 8 + 2 APs
Darren Sylvester, Shiseido Aqualabel, 2012, bronze, 12.4 x 6.8 x 4.5 inches, edition of 8 + 2 APs