With their powerfully evocative images, Beth Parin's photographs immerse the viewer into a realm of enigmatic tableaus that straddle the line between the fantastical and the eerily familiar. Tapping into subconscious anxieties and fantasies, Beth offers archetypal scenarios about home, childhood, gender and sexual issues and isolation. Incorporating a collage technique into her work, she pieces together incongruent images to create a mood of fragmentation, as well as the suggestion of disparate stories colliding and conjoining to generate unique narratives.
Nature is a major presence in Beth's photos, and she often juxtaposes indoor domestic scenes with untamed nature as a background. But this is nature perceived from an ironic distance, a presence which her subjects are oblivious to or cut off from. The individuals in her photographs are searching hungrily for meaning and appear unaccustomed to the landscapes in which she's placed them. The startling subject matter of her photographs, coupled with the provocative issues that her work addresses, make Beth Parin's photography a unique source of enduring, cutting-edge art.
“Life is a journey, make it extraordinary”, Beth Parin
Using the term Meditology, which she coined, Beth shares her unique ability to capture what most people dream. Her way of looking at the world, through the eye of the lens, allow others the opportunity to gain a glimpse into the poetic passion in life. Seeing space and time slowed down into one still scene, with in a snippet in time, Beth takes a step back to dream as she experiences life. Focusing on the loosely threaded correlations throughout the world that connect everything as one. The visual hierarchies are communicated through the stillness of space in a poetic manor, folded within a timeless journey throughout the world- Meditology.
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