Garis & Hahn, Los Angeles
Felix R. Cid’s photographs are comprised of hundreds of high-resolution digital images taken within the past year, capturing political marches, rallies, and protests around the world. This new series is provoked by the changing political climate of the past year and the artist's own experience as an immigrant to the United States.
The images appear to be one large landscape containing thousands of people, however on closer inspection one begins to notice differing scales and perspectives, and it becomes apparent that these photographs are constructed to include many moments and groups of individuals. Cid digitally and thoughtfully places hundreds of images together to create movement and unease when viewing the complete composition to provide a tension between what we presume to know and what we see in front of us.
The use of hundreds of images creates dramatic abstract compositions that confound an immense accumulation of visual information. This conglomeration of photographic detail speaks to the state of our Information Age — a Post-Truth era defined by a 24-hour news cycle, ubiquitous social media consumption, as well as the proliferation of “alternative facts”.
Felix R. Cid (born 1976, Madrid) graduated from a GS program at the International Center of Photography in 2005 and holds an MFA in Photography from Yale University School of Art. He is a recipient of the NYFA Single Artists’ Fellowship (2013), Gregory Millard Fellowship (2013), and AIM at the Bronx Museum of the Arts Fellowship (2015). Cid has participated in numerous exhibitions in the US and abroad. The artist lives and works between Brooklyn, NY and Spain.