James Whiting is an emerging photographic artist from Melbourne, Australia. Working commercially as well as on the editorial team at Good Sport Magazine, his personal practice is largely concerned the dynamics of intimacy, familiarity and locating an attendance to the banal. His work has been shown internationally in locations such as Pyongyang and San Francisco, as well as locally in his home town and in various print projects. Growing up he wanted to be Sherlock Holmes, but now realizes that that is slightly unrealistic.
Anna is a recent graduate of the National Art School in Sydney, Australia. Her art making practice consists of making large scale dirt monochrome paintings to explore the roots of artmaking in conjunction with contemporary artmaking. She is interested in existential thinking, more specifically epistemological nihilism and the human experience of these concepts.
Anna's work explores the roots of art through monochrome dirt paintings and reflects on early human practices like cave painting.
She is wanting to further explore this idea through the lens of the human body, with the body as tool of art making and as site. She will explore the relationship between place and body and observe how the shedding of clothes can bring us back to a more primal state in which we lived in harmony and balance with the land.
Anna has been using raw pigment, primarily Australian ochres on canvas. However, she is planning to explore the raw earth of other places and its relationship to bare skin in order to reflect on how our ancestors would have interacted with raw earth as a pigment before concepts of censorship were developed.