Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

Steven Cook

Posted in Beaux Arts, Erotica, Exhibitions / Openings / Signings by Suzanne G. on June 15th, 2004 | BBC Wikipedia

  
  
© Steven Cook
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from top to bottom, left to right: "Isabella", "Echo", "What Thou Wilt", "The Proposition", "Monique de Roissy"

"Alternity began about 5 years ago when I started collecting old photographs and carte de visites of people.
I'd be sifting through thousands of the things and every once in a while there would be a character who stood out from the rest - someone who wasn't looking stiff, uptight and scared of losing their soul to the camera.
They shone. Maybe they had an enticing smirk or twinkle in the eye. These were the photos I'd buy. [...]

With Alternity I have created my own version of the past, resurrecting these people from their long forgotten existence, giving them their fifteen minutes of fame - posthumously."

- Steven Cook, London 2002

Steven Cook is exhibiting his Alternity series from June 16 - July 31 2004 as part of the "Personal Space" show at the G.A.S., NYC, USA.

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