Jan 31, 2014

Fine Art Friday: Adam Magyar

I recently came across the video work of Adam Magyar and was struck with the simple but effective slow-motion captures of people waiting on subway platforms around the world, particularly the version from New York. Though it may sound hella boring, the clarity of the videos and subtle noise make the video appear more like a billboard length photograph of every possible emotion on the faces of strangers waiting for the doors to open and move on to the next location. I find these type of melancholy videos fascinating, and actually take many of my own of the distant and anxious looks of strangers in the subway because it reminds me of the George Tooker painting "The Subway" from 1950 (also posted below). Get your stare on!


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