Exhibition

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Randal Ford: Animal Kingdom

  • Mode : Showcase
  • Period : 10/14/2019 ~ 11/13/2019
  • Space : Austin Central Library Main Gallery
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  • Administrator : Jieun Beth Kim
  • Address : 701 W. Cesar Chavez St. Austin, TX 78701

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  • DESCRIPTION

    Statement 

    Over 40,000 years ago, we began to depict animals in cave drawings. Throughout history, mankind’s  consistent portrayal of animals in art is a testament to the importance of our connection with the animal  kingdom.  

    As mankind evolved, so did our artwork. We began to not only depict, but personify animals. We began to  see our human emotions in animals.  This anthropomorphism or personification connected us to animals  on a deeper and more emotional level.   

    This collection is my perspective and portrayal of the animal kingdom.  As a portrait photographer, my  intention is for these animal portraits to speak to you.  What they say depends on the conscious and  subconscious feelings you embody.   

    By photographing each subject in studio on a neutral background, I am creating a portrait that is focused  on the animal only.  This deconstructive approach to portraiture allows you to experience the creature in a  way otherwise not possible.  Through this language of simplistic portraiture, these photographs are aimed  to elicit an emotion in you. 

    Whether it’s beauty, power, or humor, I want to give animals the opportunity to tell their story and to  connect with you.  

    Artist Bio 

    Over the last decade, Randal Ford has become an internationally recognized artist. His works have  appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, over 20 different Texas Monthly covers, and the cover of  Communication Arts, the advertising industry’s most prestigious publication. Ford has been commissioned  to create photographs for brands such as Anheuser Busch, Comcast, Frito Lay, LL Bean, Pepsi, Pfizer,  Verizon, & Yeti. 

    Among other accolades, in 2015, 2016, 2017 Ford was named one of the top 200 photographers worldwide  by German-based magazine Lüerzers Archive. In 2017 his animal photographs were awarded 1st place  and best of show in the fine art category in the prestigious International Photo Awards competition. 

    In the fall of 2018, his animal photographs were published in a coffee table book by renowned publisher  Rizzoli New York. The best selling book has received widespread acclaim from publications such as USA  Today, People Magazine, Parade, Wired, and Texas Monthly.  

    Ford’s works have been commissioned and collected across the globe. Few photographers in the world  have photographed as many animals in studio as Ford. 

FEATURED ARTWORK

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Highland Cow No. 2, Eleanor
Randal Ford
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Chimpanzee No. 2, Amari
Randal Ford
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Black Skunk, Bandit
Randal Ford
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White Arabian Horse No. 2 
Randal Ford
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African Crane No. 4,  Penelope
Randal Ford
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Mountain Lion No. 1, Dexter
Randal Ford
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Ayam Cemani Rooster, Khrishna
Randal Ford
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Highland Cow No. 1, Gertrude
Randal Ford
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Book Cover   Bengal Tiger No. 1, Schicka
Randal Ford
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Young Lion, Jabari
Randal Ford

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