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Michele Valdez Photographs

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Some nauseatingly vibrant photographs by Michele Valdez here.  Valdez photographs colored christmas lights then composes patterns of the lights in Photoshop to create abstract visual imagery, much like Op Art paintings.  The photographs bear on painting, which is confirmed by the fact that Valdez also creates paintings.  Despite the use of lights in the photographs, there’s a darkness to the images.  Day-glo plastic lights flicker and shine and create snazzy patterns, but the overall effect of the colors leaves one green in the gills.  A fitting tribute to urban modern life.



Written by Wes Freese

January 16, 2009 at 2:40 am

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  1. Ms. Valdez. I especially enjoy the “nauseatingly vibrant” color scheme of the second image. It exudes a dazzling optimism, while at the same time dares the viewer to uncover the mystery of the objects.

    I wonder what the physical reaction would be if these works were observed as large scale installments. I imagine I would have an epileptic response.



    January 16, 2009 at 2:58 am

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