Artist Profile - Isaac Layman

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Isaac Layman

Isaac Layman Profile Photo
2011 Grants for Artist Projects
King County

Discipline

Visual

Box Fan, inkjet print, 59"x59", 2011.

Untitled, inkjet print, 55"x77", 2011.

Lid for Boiling Water, inkjet print, 46"x45", 2011.

In Isaac Layman’s highly detailed and typically monumental work, he photographs objects such as a medicine cabinet, kitchen sink, stove tops and tools from a variety of perspectives, and then collages the individual, digital photographs to create a single hyper-real image. In doing so, he brings the mundane objects into extreme focus and clarity in hopes of challenging his audience’s perception of everyday experiences with everyday objects. Isaac received a BFA in Photography from the University of Washington in 2002. He received the prestigious Seattle Art Museum’s 2008 Betty Bowen Award and is represented by Lawrimore Project.

Isaac received a 2011 GAP to help defray the many costs associated with his first solo museum exhibit, opening in November 2011 at the Frye Art Museum. His highly-constructed photographic images offer psychologically charged visions of the spaces and objects found in his Seattle home.

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