The 21st RPS GRANTEE David Steinberg
We are pleased to announce that we are awarding three Reminders Photography Stronghold Grants from the 2019 first call of submissions from the December deadline as a result of three equally strong proposals from artists David Steinberg , Javier Alvarez and Tomasz Laczny.
David Steinberg’s proposal “Ouroboros”, Javier Alvarez’s proposal “PREDIO” and Tomasz Laczny’s proposal “Erna Helena Anja“ are the 21st grantees selected by our six commissioned judges: Andrei Polikanov, Erik Vroons, Emmeline Yong, Monica Allende, Peggy Sue Amison and Staton Winter.
We are now scheduling their exhibitions in 2021, more news later!
Through photography, installation and book-making, my artistic practice focuses on fear and how fear is shaped by our ability or inability to consciously connect to the natural surroundings within the cosmos.
Predominately drawn to a fear of death, this work ventures to locate and visually represent that sense of mental dread and return agency to objects and landscapes.
Through revealing an allure towards knowledge and order of the objects we intend on controlling, I explore the limits of our perception and connection to the world in which we inhabit. I reference various image-making techniques, utilizing scientific imagery and phenomena, monuments, and historical artifacts.
Utilizing portraiture, still life scenes and landscapes, the objects presented are often decontextualized through framing, dimly lit scenes, and bold colors.
Refraining from clear narratives, I create a web of connections by utilizing the indeterminacy that the photograph portrays to the viewer.
Profile | David Steinberg
David Steinberg (b. 1990) is a photographer and artist from Minnesota and will earn an MFA in art photography from Syracuse University in 2020. After his degree in political science from the University of Minnesota, he turned more seriously to photography through the year-long program at the International Center of Photography. In addition to working as an editorial photographer, he works as an adjunct instructor in photography at Syracuse University. His work centers around notions and limits of perception and knowledge, and utilize a strong sense of isolation and observation. Outer space as a landscape becomes a subtext and field to question probable futures and portray an ecological trauma. Focusing on long-term projects, installations and books, his work has been exhibited at various spaces in the United States and England at spaces such as the Houston Center for Photography, Perlman Teaching Museum at Carleton College, the Royal Photographic Society, and in works published by Conveyer Editions.