Phil Chang

Born in 1974, Elkhart, IN, US
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, US
M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, US
B.A., University of California, Irvine, CA, US

"My work utilizes photographic depiction while also extending from it by relying on modes of duration, materiality, and process with photography. This occurs because I believe that photography is excellent at describing and reflecting the world in the images that it produces of the world. However, I believe that something beyond photographic representation can reflect the world in a more accurate way."

Chang is interested in using forms of production and materiality that allow his photographic work to function only in the context of contemporary art. Chang's interest is in eschewing the plurality that is specific to photography in order to occupy a plurality specific to art itself, namely art's ability to function as decor, as an object of discussion, as an artifact, and as a commodity.





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