Adam Macarenko: All is not as it seems

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Adam Macarenko, Shipwreck – Edition 1/1
chromogenic print
21 X 31 inches

Adam Macarenko creates artificial worlds that resemble our own. He constructs miniature dioramas by hand, and then photographs the set; these constructed realities tell stories. His images recall Romantic painting, but contain a contemporary edge because of the not-quite believable representation. Skillfully as these beautiful copies are executed, you sense that something is not quite right about the image, which makes you want to look longer.

Macarenko’s recent work will be on show at Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, June 8-22, 2013.

Learn more about his photographs, films, and award winning music videos on his website.