Michelle Claire Gevint

Urban Speculation

In my work, I recreate architecture, erasing people, erasing the idea of a city, and erasing time. As an expression of society, architecture is charged with a symbolic language that I attempt to override and manipulate, ultimately creating a desolate urban environment that resembles in its essence a post-war city scenario. By creating factious montages, I render a utopian reality that becomes a dystopia once realized. Drawing from Internet based imagery of utopian architecture, I perpetuate the style and the failure of the ideas that stand behind it. The end result of my composited images is a series of uncanny structures that create a city of fragments from the past, present and future.


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Bio: Michelle Claire Gevint is an Israeli - American visual artist working primarily with the medium of photography. After graduating from "Bezalel" Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem she resided to NY where she became an MFA candidate at Parsons. Her work intersects fiction and reality by exposing and defining cultural identities and collective memories.
Website: michelleclairephotographer.com