My work explores the natural by constructing and deconstructing artifices in our daily modern products, relationships, diet, and everyday lives. I utilize classic visual systems to present these paradoxes of the artificial by playing with concepts of the sublime, often coupled with a sense of humor and whimsy. My work tries to establish connections with the real and the unreal as it relates to our bodies and psyches’ utilizing photography and video, incorporating a performance aspect at times.
I received an MFA in photography from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and I currently work as a fine art and commercial photographer in Chicago.
-- Marc Schwartzberg