ALEX JOWETT STUDIOS

Ask me anything   Photographer/Artist/Designer/Writer and Ocean Worshipper Alex Jowett's blog of life, love and work (same thing!) All photos copyright Alex Jowett, unless otherwise stated.

www.AlexJowett.com

contact: Wickedsun_info@yahoo.ca

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    On The 20th anniversary of the Rwandan massacres I have decided to release 5 photos of major incidences of man’s inhumanity to man for public use. The idea being that anyone can email me at mail@atelier688.com for a dropbox invitation to download these high res files to be used however they like (print and post graffitti-style in public spaces, photos to be framed etc.) in hopes of spreading awareness and pushing towards a kinder gentler future. Blurb on the pieces is below!

    *Some of these photos are difficult to look at, but that is also the point.
    Photo 1: First major test of a Nuclear weapon at Bimini Island, Polynesia
    Photo 2: A group of Children in Auschwitz
    Photo 3: Skulls from the Rwandan Genocides museum
    Photo 4: The devastation of Hiroshima
    Photo 5: The World Trade Center 9/11

    *Please reblog and spread the word of remembrance and tolerance even if you do not wish to download any files!


    LOVE AND WAR: In Our Time


    In the modern age the collective memory (history,) of the world’s society is housed in the easily accessible internet. Most of the major events throughout history are archived in both photographic and literary means; from the Armenian Massacres to Hiroshima, the World Trade centre destruction and the current genocide in Darfur. In this current series, artist, Alex Jowett directs his camera at the internet itself, by aiming his camera at the computer screen and shooting actual file photos from many of the worlds major examples of human atrocity. The photos both direct the viewer’s attention back to the fact that information on all the atrocities can be found in the collective memory of society (the Internet,) but also reflect the human condition of convenient memory loss. The photos themselves have a blurry, pixellated effect which reflect this loss of memory. By directing peoples thinking back to the internet (where much of the catalogued histories remain,) Alex Jowett hopes to refresh the mind of the viewers, in hopes that, future atrocities will not be repeated. The following quote by Adolph Hitler shows the necessity in remembering such atrocities and not simply trying to sweep them under the carpet of the collective conscience,“”Kill without mercy!” the Nazi leader told his military on the eve of the Holocaust. “Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?”
    To further this idea of the necessity of memory Jowett often uses quotes as titles for the photos. This way, Jowett says “I am not just showing a picture and saying how in that incident things were as they were, instead by titling the piece other than a direct reference to that moment I am relating, for instance the Holocaust to the Armenian massacres as well as the Rwandan, Kmer Rouge and Darfur massacres. It is once we realize that by allowing one form of genocide to happen we are, as a society, condoning genocide in general!”

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    atelier688:

This lovely Happy Mondays skull cake was dropped off at the atelier this morning and has already made my week!
Check out www.eatmywords.org for more and help support a great cause!

    atelier688:

    This lovely Happy Mondays skull cake was dropped off at the atelier this morning and has already made my week!

    Check out www.eatmywords.org for more and help support a great cause!

    — 11 months ago with 11 notes

    atelier688:

    Finally signed up for a Saatchi account.  Feel free to take a look as available works, news, gallery info etc. will be up the Saatchi page.

    http://www.saatchionline.com/AlexJowett

    — 1 year ago with 7 notes
    
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Some new shots of Oona @ Next in all natural makeup from 
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    Some new shots of Oona @ Next in all natural makeup from 

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    Some new shots of Oona @ Next in all natural makeup from 
www.PlantEmpire.com

    Some new shots of Oona @ Next in all natural makeup from 

    www.PlantEmpire.com

    — 1 year ago
    atelier688:

   Last Weekend of the ‘Beyond the Horizon’ show in Montreal.  Check it out if you can and read the great little write-up on it too if you have 58 seconds to spare.
http://www.thebelgoreport.com/2013/02/alex-jowett-beyond-the-horizon-at-galerie-nicolas-robert/

    atelier688:

       Last Weekend of the ‘Beyond the Horizon’ show in Montreal.  Check it out if you can and read the great little write-up on it too if you have 58 seconds to spare.

    http://www.thebelgoreport.com/2013/02/alex-jowett-beyond-the-horizon-at-galerie-nicolas-robert/

    — 1 year ago with 4 notes
    atelier688:

Untitled
72 x 56” ink and acrylic on unstretched canvas
Alex Jowett
www.AlexJowett.com

    atelier688:

    Untitled

    72 x 56” ink and acrylic on unstretched canvas

    Alex Jowett

    www.AlexJowett.com

    — 1 year ago with 21 notes
    atelier688:


Falling Sun
48 x 48” ink on canvas
Alex Jowett
Beyond the Horizon opening  Saturday the 26th in Montreal
http://galerienicolasrobert.com/?lang=en

    atelier688:

    Falling Sun

    48 x 48” ink on canvas

    Alex Jowett

    Beyond the Horizon opening  Saturday the 26th in Montreal

    http://galerienicolasrobert.com/?lang=en

    — 1 year ago with 4 notes
    #Ocean  #Art  #Lines  #Hiroshi Sugimoto  #Alex Jowett 
    atelier688:

A nice little piece on my and my art in today’s Globe and Mail!
words: Matthew Hague

    atelier688:

    A nice little piece on my and my art in today’s Globe and Mail!

    words: Matthew Hague

    — 1 year ago with 2 notes
    atelier688:

A lovely little bit of press by Tara Noelle (www.taranoelle.ca) on a group show my Horizon Line pieces are currently in called Heavy Weightlessness At Alison Milne Gallery Toronto
http://notable.ca/toronto/yp-life/Must-See-Exhibition-Heavy-Weightlessness/

    atelier688:

    A lovely little bit of press by Tara Noelle (www.taranoelle.ca) on a group show my Horizon Line pieces are currently in called Heavy Weightlessness At Alison Milne Gallery Toronto

    http://notable.ca/toronto/yp-life/Must-See-Exhibition-Heavy-Weightlessness/

    — 1 year ago with 3 notes