Nicolas Mastracchio

Artist in Residence, 2017

Artist Statement

I work with studio photography but deliberately avoid postproduction to create stills and moving images that border between reality and fiction. This technique allows me to depict a controlled image that I associate with the strategies and aesthetic conventions of advertising, politics, and the media. The starting point of my work is the artificial space of photography and its mechanisms to induce suspicion and ambiguity.

While at Headlands

During my stay, I want to contemplate and travel the landscape of the Marin Headlands and its surroundings areas. I am looking forward to seeing my work evolve under the constant presence of the ocean and landscape. Some of my interests gravitate around the nature of perception, and with problems that inhabit the construction of images. Continuing this exploration, I am going to work on an installation of photographs and videos, searching for ways to generate an evocative experience.