Presenting new photographs by Lajos Geenen, this exhibition features works from two recent series, Symbiosis (2004) and Mnemonic (2013-present). Together, the two series illustrate the artist’s interest in human relationships in the ever-changing medium of photography.
Photography has traditionally been rooted in realism, but the medium is ever-changing. Contemporary abstract or staged photography gained appreciation in the early 20th century, but with the advancement of technologies in hardware and software, the medium continues to evolve. Lajos Geenen's recent works explore and reflect this fluidity of contemporary photography and shared human experience.
The Mnemonic series is an exploration of how seemingly mundane actions, experienced by mature adults, can trigger deeply rooted childhood memories. Mnemonic examines this complex relationship between present and past by depicting the layered relationships between lovers in domestic settings.
The Symbiosis series is influenced by the artist’s final months leading up to the passing of his father. This series exposes the complicated and emotional situation of two people who are very different from each other are living in close proximity.