Cape Town, South Africa-based artist and photographer Justin Plunkett took a bunch of photos of ramshackle structures and living situations and mashed them together into glorious monuments to… something I’m sure. Looks kind of hazardous to me. interesting, and fun to look at, but hazardous. I wouldn’t go close enough to any of these buildings for them to tip over on me.
Con/Struct is an exploration into the themes of empowerment and imagination. Plunkett, using his own photography, has created new juxtaposed environments that encourage questioning and exploration: inviting the debate around how marketing- induced aspiration and perceived value can empower but can also corrupt, how it can be both perverse and create beauty. At the same time, at the core of his work, he honours and applauds ingenuity and the creative spirit.
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