Monday, 16 March 2009

Jamie Drouin- Iceland Towers

The communication towers in Iceland sporadically dot the landscape, suggesting a meandering invisible line that connects one community to the next. They appear in a variety of locations, such as in the middle of a private field, nestled into the mountains, or situated proudly in the center of towns, with the basic form typically being a repetition of a hut (often green) and a tower. However, the towers are also highly individualized structures which could be interpreted as a unique sculptural language using variations of shape and number of objects to define a particular place.

Jamie Drouin was born in Victoria, British Columbia in 1970 and received his BFA from the University of Victoria. His work primarily focuses on social interactions with the landscape, the way individuals and communities define spaces for recreation, industry, and privacy. It also highlights the way in which dislocated artifacts are created when conventions are altered over time, or abandoned.

Drouin has exhibited worldwide with solo exhibitions in Japan, Germany, Kazakhstan, Canada, UK, and has been featured in publications such as Leica World, Camera & Darkroom, Photo Life, and Harper's Bazaar.

Jamie Drouin lives and works in Victoria, British Columbia with his wife.

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