- Alternative Process
- Distressed Film
Mads Madison (°1985, Germany) is a self-taught visual artist who uses analogue photos and techniques to create unique pieces. His work is influenced by his deep affection for skateboarding, music and experimental art. For Madison there’s no right and wrong, there’s only happy little accidents. For Madison creating art means getting a chance to give something back to society by contributing to projects like Viva Con Agua and Hardcore Help Foundation.
For Wasted Films he upcycles pieces that were declared ‘trash’. The results are sometimes deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. His works are on the one hand touchingly beautiful, on the other hand painfully surreal. He aims to leaves the viewer orphaned with a mix of conflicting feelings and thoughts. By parodying certain formal aspects inherent to our contemporary society, he makes works that can be seen as a manifesto or simple self-portraits. Madison manipulates the viewer to create confusion and creates intense personal moments, luring the viewer round and round in circles.
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.
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
"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.“
What are your plans?
- Say Hello
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.
- Purchase Art
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.