ANTHONY GERACE IS A LONDON PHOTOGRAPHER AND ARTIST WHO, AFTER STUDIED ENGLISH LITERATURE AND GRAPHIC DESIGN, DEDICATED TO THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF LANDSCAPES AND COLLAGES. DISCOVER THE INTERVIEW ON REDMILK.
Tell us something about your creative background.
I began making art in high school, when I bought a used Nikon FE camera and started taking pictures. Not long after that I began making zines and this became my first real experience making collages.
What’s the concept that is at the base of your artistic and photographic creations?
There are a lot of themes that interact in the work, from medium to medium and within medium, but typically it’s about the way an object can tell a story through its own inherent qualities and how those qualities can speak to the effects of time and history and what history means.
What are the artistic supports that you use?
I’m obsessed with old paper, any old paper, and objects that recreate that. I like spending hours in the darkroom. It’s all mainly repetition…
What is the art of mosaic and collage for you and why do you prefer this technique?
It’s not that I prefer the technique, it’s that it’s the one that kinda stuck after a lot of experimenting with mechanisms to guide the work. In fact if I’d say anything about my work in 2017 and 2018, it’s that I want to break that grid and that mechanism and see how far I can push breaking it without completely destroying the process.
Which are your main inspirations?
Roe Ethridge, Collier Schorr, Wim Wenders, Walker Evans, Stephen Shore, Sam Contis.
If you could represent yourself in an artistic movement what would be your choice?
Three adjectives to describe your style:
Repetition, repetition, repetition.
How important is color in your life and in your artistic vision?
A title of a film that could represent well your artistic career.
Paris Texas, or maybe Wings of Desire.
Photo courtesy of the artist