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.
Group Exhibition “Instant Art Paris” at Gallery Joseph Turenne in Paris, FRA. 11.09.2018 – 11.11.2018 during Paris Photo.
Group Exhibition “XEROX & DESTROY 3” at DOOMED Gallery in London, UK. 08.23.2018
Solo Exhibition “Still Wasted” at 6 Degrees North in Aberdeen, Scotland. 06.18.2018 – 07.01.2018.
Solo Exhibition “Wasted Films” at 76m2 Gallery in Pontypool, Wales. 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.
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
OPTIKO Analogue Photography Journal by OPTIKO (Collaborative). 2018
He also appeared in various online publications like the impossible project magazine, PRYME Editions and Emulsive
"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."
"Wasted Films does not sound like something worth to pay attention to, only seemingly!"
“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.”
“Though he just began his instant film journey a little over a year ago , he is already making huge impressions on the community.“
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
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