Byrde the B is pleased to announce an exhibition of London based artists Carolin Becker and Simon Harrison through
Byrde the B is pleased to announce an exhibition of London based artists Carolin Becker and Simon Harrison through August 31, 2019.
Carolin Becker and Simon Harrison are London-based artists who have worked together as BECKERHARRISON since 2007. Since then they have worked on developing their unusual symbiosis of photography and graffiti to extend the realm of photographic realism and to address certain social and political topics ranging from the homeless situation in the UK to education of girls in North Africa or religious conflict in India. Mixing Carolin’s photography with Simon’s unconventional graffiti work provides them with the opportunity to reinterpret the objects or scenes originally recorded and to add their own observations, reflecting their different perspectives and personalities in two distinct but complementary media.
BECKERHARRISON’s journey into Southeast Asia was a surprising contrast to the brutal history shared by the region. Both Laos and Cambodia are
considered dictatorships and both have been subjected to past political brutality of the worst kind. One would expect to find bitterness and even anger in the face of such adversity. Instead, BECKERHARRISON discovered a placid paradise infused with the peaceful principles of the Buddhist tradition. It was a testament to the power of acceptance and an example of how it is possible to overcome even the most horrific of circumstances with peace and equanimity. Combining their respective disciplines, BECKERHARRISON attempt to convey the essence of their journey and distill it into one seamless project. To reflect the importance of simplicity in life and to show its strength when combined with the common sense of an existential faith.
Byrde the b will be showcasing black and white photographs taken while traveling in Laos and Cambodia This will be the American debut of
July 10 (Wednesday) - August 31 (Saturday)
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