Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
“Raymond Meek’s work always returns to the subject of home. Consumed by his own housing experiences, he is persistently drawn to the visible signs of neglect and degradation.“
Oscillating between family and his expansive backyard, Raymond Meeks’ (b. 1963, USA) work is deeply permeated by literature from the likes of Denis Johnson and Henry David Thoreau, which sees him traversing the American heartlands to capture dilapidated housing and strangely beautiful wastelands. The subject of Meeks’ black and white pictures are informed by the country’s photographic heritage but equally by the uncertainty of the present. Beyond the darkroom, he has published a number of photography books, a means of exhibiting that he resolutely favours.
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