Justine Varga on Maternal Line
What is the transaction that takes place when a photographic portrait is made? This question is key to understanding Maternal Line, a photograph I made earlier this year and submitted to the Olive Cotton … Continued
Made without a camera and over extended periods, my photographs embody a particular intersection of time and place, offering an autobiographical witnessing of the world, a memoire, rather than mere acts of representation. These photographs come into being as … Continued
I was honoured to have been asked by Justine to write something about her most recent work. She had heard me perform with my group The Necks at Café Oto in London in 2014, and felt … Continued
Justine Varga: Sounding Silence
In Justine Varga’s photographs, legibility and abstraction coalesce. Her subjects are shy, slipping in and out of visibility. Even those recognizable forms that creep into her work remain guarded. Varga deifies quiet gestures and unassuming objects; … Continued
Unfamiliar Works, Justine Varga.
Justine has come into a town 29 Palms and set her camera on things that only an outsider may notice. An empty pool at night with it’s surface disturbed by a slight wind, the aperture of … Continued