Julee Holcombe creates digital photographic compositions that are modern takes on the paintings of the old masters, juxtaposing icons of traditional symbolism with current motifs and subjects. Babel Revisited is a clever contemporary riff on Brueghel the Elder’s tower, skyscrapers rising out from the ravages of industrial wasteland to form the tower in place of the single doomed structure. Although much of her compositional style borrows from classical painting, Holcombe’s work is very much set in the present tense, as Messenger well illustrates.
Artist: Julee Holcombe
Holcombe’s exhibition Homo Bulla is on now at Conner Contemporary in Washington, DC, through October 22nd.
Allegory of Photography