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Marc Grubstein

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Artist's Statement

“Life is a hallucinatory wish.” - Sigmund Freud

The nature of a photograph simultaneously freezes and extends a single moment indefinitely. I feel that in documenting this crystallized moment one must have an acute awareness of the immediate surroundings. A photographic opportunity often reveals itself to me as if I were destined to be at that exact point in time. My photographs strive to project an isolated instant of hyper consciousness.

The camera serves as an extension of my eye, my aesthetic and, in turn, my life experiences. My photographs categorize sensations and expose human fragility. They are often dark-humored visual metaphors that depict the absurdity surrounding everyday life. The subject matter is diverse and sometimes questions the notion of beauty. My photographs document what makes me feel most alive.


Marc Grubstein
107 Hancock Street., Apt. #3, Brooklyn, NY, 11216; cell phone (917) 855-4273


1995 Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Master of Fine Arts in Painting
1991 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting
1987-1989 New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY