My abstract photography evolved out of years of exploration of New York City’s five boroughs, becoming an attempt to capture the hidden fragments that underlie the daily routines of city life. Through the medium of photography, random details are transformed into images with the drama, atmosphere, energy, vividness and mystery of great abstract painting—in this case, a kind of painting that uses as its brushstrokes the effects of time and decay on the canvas of urban architecture.
Viewed as a group, these images come to form a kind of narrative of the city experience, a visual language that expresses something unique about our surroundings. At the same time, the abstract forms lend themselves to a wide range of meanings and associations. They represent both a discovery of hidden beauty and a personal vision of the modern urban environment.
2005 • Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
2005 • Kunst Zurich International Contemporary Art Fair, Zurich, Switzerland
2003 • The Schoolhouse Gallery, Croton Falls, New York
2002 • The Schoolhouse Gallery, Croton Falls, New York
Evan Zelermyer grew up in Westchester County and received a BA in Philosophy from Oberlin College. Over the past decade, he has obsessively photographed and documented obscure corners of New York City and other locations on several continents. He has also worked as a graphic designer for over ten years.