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Mundane Space : Far Away Places
Artist Statement

It is the average, everyday encounters around the world that provide the inspirations for Mundane Spaces : Far Away Places. This series of images are derived from photographs made, drawings rendered, and objects collected on-the-road during Global Fusion, a 13 month journey across Eurasia, Indonesia and Japan between 2004 and 2006. Through personal observations, new truths emerge about the people and places experienced. Questions arise about the cultural stereotypes shaped by popular mass media, lately it seems, much of if focused on fear and cultural misunderstanding. In this series, the viewer is invited into these everyday spaces to daydream about the culture there. Each photograph is expressed through landscape or architectural space, devoid of people. They float, like a window into another world, on a motif of cultural wallpaper that reference clues to its origin. Art grants access to worlds that may be sacred, forbidden, enchanting, or threatening. It allows us to see worlds that we may never fully engage in otherwise. – Lyn Bishop

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Lyn Bishop Best Quality of Life
Best Quality of Life
Zürich, Switzerland

Bombs Away
Mueang Phin, Laos

Private
Berlin, Germany

Shwe

Nyaungshwe, Burma

Billi
Siberia, Russia

21st Century Living
Beijing, China

Free Top Style

Bulgan Region, Mongolia

F-1
Kyoto, Japan

Paddy View Reprise

Tampaksiring, Bali

Enclosed Rose
Shekhawati Region, Rajasthan, India

Greeting the Day

Siam Reap, Cambodia

+0.25

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Wind Horse

Namtso Lake, Tibet

Into the Mist
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Hidden View

Barcelona, Spain
Process:
Lyn often leaves the comfort and quiet of her studio for the creative chaos of cultural exploration and collaboration in exotic locales. She has spent the past decade sharing her experiences with a global audience through her online journals and the artwork contained within them. In her most recent work she embarks upon a multi-facetted art and culture project in an effort to form a personal relationship with the world in which she lives. She and husband Taro Tsuzuki spent 20 months traveling across Europe, Russia, China, India, Southeast Asia, Indonesia and Japan. Through interactive collaborations with artists and locals, the two experienced rich and diverse societies across our planet.

Her unique prints are the result of digital imaging using archival ink and paper combined with traditional printmaking, collage, painting and photography. What interests her most is finding methods and processes that bring the hand into contemporary digital printmaking. In Mundane Spaces : Far Away Places, Lyn creates a series of hybrid “luminescent” prints by combining traditional screen printing together with digital imaging. She looks for ways to manipulate the viewing surface with qualities such as depth, reflection, and motion, so as to ask the viewer to dance with the work rather than simply gaze upon it.

Taking advantage of both modern digital tools and her visceral, primitive love of art making, Lyn reaches out across borders, time zones, cultures, and generations to express her artistic voice and vision and to share it with a global community.

 

1.

Best Quality of Life
Zürich, Switzerland

Luminescent Print
9.5"x10.75"

 

2.

Bombs Away
Mueang Phin, Laos

Luminescent Print
9.5"x10.75"

 

3.

Private
Berlin, Germany

Luminescent Print
9.5"x10.75"

 

4.

Shwe
Nyaungshwe, Burma

Luminescent Print
9.5"x10.75"

 

5.

Billi
Siberia, Russia

Luminescent Print
9.5"x10.75"

 

6.

21st Century Living
Beijing, China

Luminescent Print
9.5"x10.75"

 

7.

Free Top Style
Bulgan Region, Mongolia

Luminescent Print
9.5"x10.75"

 

8.

F-1
Kyoto, Japan

Luminescent Print
9.5"x10.75"

 

9.

Paddy View Reprise
Tampaksiring, Bali

Luminescent Print
9.5"x10.75"

 

10.

Enclosed Rose
Shekhawati Region, Rajasthan, India

Luminescent Print
9.5"x10.75"

 

11.

Greeting the Day
Siam Reap, Cambodia

Luminescent Print
9.5"x10.75"

 

12.

+0.25
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Luminescent Print
9.5"x10.75"

 

13.

Wind Horse
Namtso Lake, Tibet

Luminescent Print
9.5"x10.75"

 

14.

Into the Mist
Ko Lanta, Thailand

 

15.

Hidden View
Barcelona, Spain

Luminescent Print
9.5"x10.75"

 
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