Apiary

@ Friend, Robin

978-1912719310

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Presentation by Loose Joints:

" Robin Friend's second book Apiary continues to explore the surreal and sinister haunting of the British landscape he first depicted in Bastard Countryside with an apocalyptic, nocturnal series flirting with notions of democracy and resistance.

Apiary uses a cinematic lens to uncover the dark underbelly of Lewes, a town in South East England renowned for its wild, bacchanalian, festivities around Guy Fawkes' Night, the uniquely British festivity celebrating the failure of an attempted act of extreme political terrorism. However, Friend's images are a far cry from an exercise in folklore; tight cropping, intensified details and a push-and-pull between the crowd and individual recall images of riots and political insurrections.

Apiary is a shadow space, reflecting a contemporary moment where ideas of democracy, identity and cohesion feel stretched to breaking point. Friend uses the night as a metaphor to consider the rippling reflections of unrest, inequality and instability lapping the British Isles. "

132 pages - Hardcover

Loose Joints, 2021

Format : 25 x 25 cm

New - Mint condition

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$59.50

Friend, Robin

Robin Friend is a British photographer dividing his time between a fine art practice and commissioned work.. In 2018 he publishes his first photobook "Bastard Countryside" with Loose Joints, a collection of 15 years of images exploring the British landscape. In 2021, still with Loose Joints, he publishes "Apiary", as he continues to explore the surreal and sinister haunting of the British landscape. His work has been exhibited in galleries and fairs globally, ranging from Aperture Gallery, New York, Christies, Paris, and the Royal Academy of Arts, London. © Portrait taken from the artist's Twitter profile
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