Jamie Salazar Profiles Robert and Shana Parke-Harrison
The very narrative works from the husband and wife team of Robert and Shana Parke-Harrison reflect not only visual stories that are relatable to the majority of us, but they are represented in a dream-like visual presentation.
Works from their most famous series Architect’s Brother, reflect this successfully. The series not only reflects these narrative images in a surreal, almost dark way, but in a manner that results in the timeless representation of theme and content. The viewer is left to make their own connection with what appears to be a very relevant, industrial image presented to them in a more surreal fashion. It is hard to place these works in any one type of category, but the fact is you cannot stop looking at them and uncovering different aspects and viewpoint to them.
The works could take place in any era or any time, even with some of the aspects tasking the viewers mind into the future. It is that contrast which holds the viewers interest. There are two links in which I have posted below for more information and to get a better look at these works.