RICHARD KERN , Medicated
Richard Kern is a portraitist who works in the mediums of photographer and filmmaker remains, first and foremost, a portraitist. For more than two decades Kern has sought to unravel and illuminate the complex and often darker sides of human nature. Kern makes the psychological space between the sitter, photographer and audience his subject. With his dry, matter of fact approach, he underlines the absurdity of truth and objectivity in photography while playing with our reliance upon taxonomies around sexual representation.
Published by Art Paper Editions, 88 pgs, 32 × 22.5 cm, hardcover, 2020, 9789493146518