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Arts Bombast: Lorna Simpson

Lorna Simpson is not a nonchalent photographer. She creates very intentional, carefully crafted photographic works, usually with still details of the body and associated words. The stark images and words interact with one another differently for each viewer, but certainly, her work (like all good things in life) explores some very dark themes. Racism, sexism, vulnerability, isolation… eat it up, guys.

simpson necklines
[Necklines, 1989.]

simpson stereo styles
[Stereo Styles, 1988.]

simpson figure
[Figure, 1991.]

simpson guarded conditions
[Guarded Condition, 1989.]

simpson 7 mouths
[7 Mouths, 1993.]

simpson female
[She, 1992.]

simpson Coiffure
[Coiffure, 1991.]

Five Day Forecast 1991 by Lorna Simpson born 1960
[Five Day Forecast, 1988.]

simpson backdrops
[Backdrops circa 1940s, 1998.]

simpson details
[Details, 1996.]

simpson Interior-Group-1
[Interior Group 1, 2009]

Lorna lives and works in Brooklyn, and you can find more of her work here.

One comment on “Arts Bombast: Lorna Simpson

  1. TommyTopHat
    June 21, 2013

    This blog has definitely inspired me to become more interested in photography. I am already a big fan of Man Ray now, and I think I’m becoming a fan of Lorna Simpson now too.

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