Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Up & Coming: Paul Vickery

I am a London based Photographer who is fascinated by people. My work is concerned with Western culture’s obsession with image, identity and the contradictory nature of the human condition.

For my project ‘Past Imperfect Future Tense’ I chose to focus on people who desire to be visible but are often viewed as outsiders in ‘normal’ society.By pushing the boundaries of my photographic practice I have attempted to reveal the many layers of complex characters. In so doing, I have produced something more intimate, effectively removing the ‘masks’ of my subjects.
A free flowing, visual narrative allows ambiguity to become part of my work: the narrative is confusing and contradictory - a mirror to the lives of my subjects.
My project calls into question the very notion of ‘normality’ and raises important issues about how society views different groups of people.
A metaphor for the complexities of modern living, my work highlights that coming to terms with confusion and contradiction are perhaps the final things we have to deal with as human beings.

Paul Vickery graduated last year from Central Saint Martins with a Pg Certificate in Professional Studies (Photography). His work has been featured in a number of publications including GUP, Sang Bleu and 125 magazine. He has made presentations at the School of the International Centre of Photography (ICP) in New York and New York University (NYU). He has also had group and solo exhibitions in the UK, Hungary and the United States. His work, 'Past Imperfect Future Tense' is currently being exhibited at Messineo Art Projects and Wyman Contemporary in New York from the 23rd of September to the 6th of November. He is represented in New York by Messineo Art Projects and Wyman Contemporary. For more information on his work please visit and

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