San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
VEILIGHT Photography Exhibition by Sean Afnan
Friday 20th December 2013 - 8pm-11pm
At the ShowBloQ in Building BloQs, 4 Anthony Way N18 3QT
Following the sensational MAGMA Exhibition ‘Interscape’ at Building BloQs in September, Building BloQs is bringing you another new exhibition to you.
On Friday 20th December Building BloQs welcomes digital portrait photographer Sean Afnan. His tender use of light, styling and symbol give his images an evocative, otherworldly appearance.
'Veilight' is a collection of personal work that explores the concepts of hope, faith, joy and sorrow through creative portraits of artists, musicians, dancers, designers and friends. The themes play out against the backdrop of his recent separation from his wife. While there are some dark moments, where the spectre of sadness looms large over the subjects, despair ultimately resolves itself into hope and the collection contains a number of photographs that seek to express Sean's rediscovery of a condition of profound joy. His portrayal of the beauty of his subjects reflects his attraction to the beauty of the Divine which is manifest in every atom of creation.
Sean is a member of the Bahai community and he believes that the purpose of art is to articulate and inspire; that art has a central role to play in the advancement of civilisation; and that the generation of works of beauty can be a form of worship in itself. Sean's career as a professional photographer has spanned the past 6 years. Moreover, he draws considerable inspiration from his formal training in the study of human interactions and intentionality through the lens of social science. He was awarded a PhD in sociology from the University of Aberdeen in 2010.
For more of Sean's work: http://afnanstudios.com/veilight
Veilight will be in Building BloQs’ ShowBloQ. A 1140sqft multipurpose space within the warehouse. It can be used for exhibitions; photo & film shoots; performances; rehearsals; talks and events.
@ Building BloQs was the latest in a series of exhibitions by under the project title “Mnemonic City”. Mnemonic City embodies the experience of the city through the exchange of personal memories by the artists, exploring the idea of the city as a receptacle, taking inspiration from Plato’s Myth of the Cave. The allegory explores the relation of humans with their environment, questioning what is real and what appearance is.