Tristan Jalleh, Cloud City, 2019. Single channel video, 7min 7sec, edition of 3 + 1 AP. Courtesy: the artist, and Mars gallery, Melbourne. Music: Corin Ilet.
Tristan Jalleh creates immersive digital environments that situate everyday objects within the abstract, using a process of combining his own photographs with hundreds of images resourced online to construct virtual installations that merge architectural, cinema and video game aesthetics into hyper-realities.
His work subverts popular images and looks at intersections of cultural trends through a deconstructive perspective. By separating popular aesthetic elements from their context and recombining them with culturally adjacent themes in a virtual space new visual harmonies and divergences are created in a digital playground of cultural debris, not unlike how disparate advertising billboards thoughtlessly erected alongside each other can form unexpectedly poetic narratives.
Exhibition opens: 6-8 pm Friday 24 May 2019