A COLLECTIVE FOR ARTISTS INSPIRED BY CINEMA.
Push Pause is a collective created to showcase artists influenced by film or artwork that conveys a cinematic look and feel. Part of the focus of the collective is also to include discussions, essays and articles relating to this genre.
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Commentary: “For many years I have liked the look of film stills, and my experience in computer animation has made me even more interested in exploring the single removed from the whole. When selecting frames, I prefer to concentrate on the interpretation of the still within the context of my specific themes, as opposed to the relevance of the frame within the original narrative. Splitting and duplicating the composition is one of the most interesting aspects of my work. While making the subject matter more dynamic, it also represents the passage of time, the subjective recollection of memories and more literally the film frames frozen between one and the next.”
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Beric is an artist based in Sydney, Australia. He paints and draws unusual surrealistic scenes which are loosely extracted from his dreams, musings and perhaps subconscious desires. His paintings are frequently on landscape canvas with a black frame to help provide that cinematic snapshot or freeze-frame feel to the work. His perspective on life was forever tainted by film noir and 1950s science fiction cinema.
Artist’s comment on the relevance of film in his work:
“I would have to say that I’m not particularly interested in the movies I use as source material. I actually try to use films I don’t like so that the work doesn’t become an homage to them. It’s not really about the movies. They’re just a place to find the shapes I am interested in working with—forms that look as if they are in a state of metamorphosis as a result of motion, violence or special effects.”
Graham Mitchell is a professional photographer with a unique vision and a passion for people photography, as well as being a very experienced retoucher. Between photography and retouching, his client list includes Mercedes-Benz, Pizza Hut, Volkswagen, Lufthansa, Marie Claire, FHM, Cadbury-Schweppes, GlaxoSmithKline, Credit24, A. Le Coq, Tallinn Airport and Enterprise Estonia, as well as some of the world’s largest advertising agencies such as Euro RSCG, DDB, TBWA, JWT, BBDO, Ogilvy & Mather, Claydon Heeley and Bartle Bogle Hegarty.
Originally from Columbus, OH and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. Received a BFA in Painting with a minor in Graphic Design from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2009. Enjoys traveling around America taking pictures and creating paintings.
Escapista’s work was published in the 10th issue of Brazilian magazine “IDEAFIXA” and in the 12th issue of Turkish “BAKMAGAZINE”. You can see some other works in the 28th Humble Art Foundation’s “Group Show”, in Polish “MODERNPHOTO”, in the 27th issue of Spanish “BELIO MAGAZINE”, in the 20th issue of Portuguese “CRU A magazine”, (very proudly) in the 26th issue of “I left this here for you to read”, in the 4th issue of “INVISIBLECITY” and on the first issue of “Carpaccio Magazine”. He has also exhibited his photographs throughout Italy, Spain and Switzerland.