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Mads Madison
Mads Madison is a visual artist driven by skateboarding, abrasive music, and experimental art. He creates unique pieces using various chemicals and techniques. In the process, traditional rules are ment to be bent, broken, cut, scratched, and transformed into something new and exciting. This parody of formal aspects inherent to our contemporary society leads to works which can be seen both as a manifesto and as simple self-portraits. There is no right and wrong to Madison – only little – and sometomes beautiful – accidents.

For his Wasted Films project Madison upcycles bits and pieces of photography declared ‘trash’ beforehand. By deconstruction, the original message is distorted and its meaning shifted. It leads to a multiverse of interpretational facets and fragements, leaving the audience orphaned with a mix of conflicting feelings and thoughts. Madison manipulates the viewer, he creates confusion, setting his audience on a wrong track or luring it in circles. This makes his works touchingly beautiful – and painfully surreal.

In the creation of art, Madison follows two main objectives. Number one: Harm this only world we share as little as possible by using mainly recycled and renewable ressources as well as climate-neutral processes. Number two: Give something back to society by supporting both national and international charity organisations, no matter if it is a local skatepark or a facilty to provide fresh water in Africa.

Selected Shows

Solo Exhibition “Still Wasted” at 6 Degrees North in Aberdeen, Scotland, running between and 06.18.2018 – 07.01.2018. The show was organized by SquareHouse.
Group Exhibition “Kunstnacht Selb” at Porzellanikon in Selb, Germany, running between and 04.21.2018 – 02.22.2018. The show was organized by Analog4You.

Solo Exhibition “Wasted Films” at 76m2 Gallery in Pontypool, Wales, running between and 02.27.2018 – 03.21.2018. The show was organized by the *kickplate* project and supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Torfaen Council’s Arts Development and Pontypool Community Council.

 

Selected Publications

SCHWARZWEISS Magazin 117 (collaborative). 2017
PhotoKlassik III.2017 (collaborative). 2017
Emulsion by The Phoblographer (Collaborative). 2018
Studies of an Ephemeral Medium softcover, 56 pages, 40 copies. 2018

He also appeared in various online publications like the impossible project magazine, PRYME Editions and Emulsive

  • Nils Karlson
    "He is among the most open-minded film artists I am aware of. He’s not just a photographer…more of an alchemist. Or maybe a damn good b-movie crazy scientist."
  • Noah Zyla
    The Polavoid
    "Wasted Films does not sound like something worth to pay attention to, only seemingly!"
  • Tim Heubeck
    “His images take the idea of chance and coincidence, already especially prominent in film photography, to a whole new level. While they seem strangely odd at the beginning, they reach much deep under the surface and expose the viewer to subliminal notice rather than obvious statements. There is no distinct content in them, they moreover seem like a painting and not like photographs anymore.”
  • Michael Behlen
    Analog Forever Zine
    “Though he just began his instant film journey a  little over a year ago [2016], he is already making huge impressions on the community.“

Contact

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Purchasing art
Purchases this year allowed Madison to donate more than 150€ to charity organizations. If you feel like giving back to society and getting an original piece of art, this is the right place. Prints are available on demand, use the contact form to get in touch. All prints are produced using highest quality fine art paper and inks. Pricing is linked to the paper selection, the size and extras like framing.

Getting in Touch
Warm words, Ideas, Questions, Cat Content. Use the contact form to get in touch with Mads Madison. Due to his schedule it might take him some days to answer.

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