• Artist’s Statement

Visual art is arguably our oldest form of communication. As an active visual artist and writer, I prefer to think limitlessly about the toolset I use for creating and communicating my art.

I use paint, photography, film and written words to express thoughts and ideas. Quite often I’ll use a combination of mediums.

For the past several years, I’ve focused on three specific projects, The Resurfaced ProjectThe Silhouette Surfers Project, and The Sieng Gong Project.

My primary tool for capturing and expressing each project’s theme and body of work has been a camera. An absolute minimum of adjustments (white balance, contrast) were made after transferring the high-resolution, RAW files to a computer.

While the three themes are distinctly different from each other, they have nonetheless received roughly the same amount of allocated time and passion.

The Sieng Gong Project is fixated on portraying the Bangkok neighborhood’s unique aura, an idiosyncratic coalescence of industrial craftsmanship, and a working-class, residential vibe.

The Resurfaced Project consists of compositions from urban surfaces in cities around the world where layered public postings have deteriorated beyond legibility and gradually morphed into artifacts with a social-anthropological dimension.

The Silhouette Surfers Project is focused on the beauty created by everyday surfers in Southern California when their bodies and boards are fused into a silhouetted, graphic form while wave riding.

November, 2022

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Joakim Lloyd Raboff