Exhibitions ImageOut Resident Kes Efstathiou
Project Space One
Kes Efstathiou is interested in the outdoor industry and how photography/advertising is used to display outdoor activities as idealistic and effortless. He plans to continue examining representation within the outdoor community and the power photography plays within advertising to creative a seemingly inclusive industry. Efstathiou plans to work in several mediums including screen printing, digital photography, and motion.
Kes Efstathiou (eF-sta-thEE-O) is an emerging artist based in Rochester, NY. His current practice and research grapples with societal perceptions of masculinity, the gender binary, consumption of nature, and humor. Largely influenced by the history of landscape photography and commercial depictions of the outdoor industry, Kes uses a stereotypical western landscape as a backdrop to his disguised self-portraits and still life photographs. In his free time, Kes enjoys exploring both real and fake nature. He earned his MFA in Imaging Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology and his BA in Photography from Montana State University – Bozeman. Currently, he is a Visiting Lecturer at RIT.
Support for this exhibition came from Max and Marian Farash Foundation, Joy of Giving Something, and the New York State Council on the Arts Visual Arts program.