Thomas Boyer + photographic artist
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address + PO Box 77791 San Francisco California 94107
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My photographic work focuses on assimilation and accommodation, the Piagetian notion of how the mind cognitively deals with new stimulus, as it relates to memory and experience. My artwork captures autobiographical events in a non-linear sequence and as the multiple images focus on an incident, they provide visual anchors amidst fragmented details. The events photographed are an abstraction of my subjective experience yet the work aims to suggest a collective subconscious.
I have composed my work by reshaping memory and looking at the past as the most dominant aspect that shapes the individual. Memories are continually restructured each time they are recalled as we supplement our remembrance of the event with the memory of itself. For instance, we often remember the photograph of the incident rather than the event.
Focusing on the pliability of memory and the photograph as its catalyst, the imagery provides a channel between experiences, but offers little if any, details beyond the frame. My aim is to leave the viewers to contextualize each image into memory of their own linked experience.
Previous series have addressed traveling abroad, my childhood, being a patient during surgery, and reading critical theory.
If you’d like to know more about my practice take a look at my links, my teaching philosophy, as well as my Curriculum Vitae for more general information. You are also more than welcome email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.