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David Catherall (*1984 in Canada, lives and works in Frankfurt am Main and Brussels)

These images hint towards a pre-occupation with aesthetic concepts of visual cultures. Some of these are from the private publishing industry of the late 19th Century, or publications or advertisements that combined things like literature, applied art and fine art into an autonomous collection. They reflect not only advancements in visual concerns but also cultural and historical contexts that represent advancements in what one might call ‘aesthetic functionality’. My own idiosyncratic obsession with these templates is often the starting point to embody a new language and potentially give form to it. This can be manifested in a variety of ways, but usually also in the form of images and objects that are designed for displays.