Mati Gelman – New York, NY
I am a pragmatist and a dreamer. My aesthetic focuses on connections between forces of nature and the human body. I have an urge to understand how the elements work together, and how we, as people, are affected by them. I tend to create imagery with a “darker feel” to shed light on mysteries that are unknown to us. Human beings are pattern recognizers, and as such, we see things that are not always there. We prescribe meanings to natural phenomena that often don’t carry any. Therefore, I use the elements in my works to open them up to viewers’ interpretations.