Borrowing from the language of commercial product photography, Eisenreich infuses objects with an acute and dramatic sense of the ominous. The never-ending production of cheap and unsustainable supplies that Hypercapitalism sustains with an attractive, glossy layer is zoomed in and darkened in the artist’s pictures. What usually catches our eye and lights consumerism in us is turned into a sinister reminder of the many ecological crises we are facing.
With hieroglyphical sense-making, Uta Eisenreich simultaneously informs and twists our expectations of reality. In an ongoing practice of expanding meaning, her work is a visual feast of the semiotics of the everyday. Wittily, Uta Eisenreich makes things perform before the lens of the camera in an intriguing play of suggestion and transformation, piercing their superficial veneer and breathing a most fascinating animism into them.
Lara Almarcegui will be participating in the Unbound curated show along the Unseen artfair. She will be present with her new video work: GRAVES, a video on the silencing of the quarry at Lleida for 24 hours from dusk to dawn