Toronto artist Kristan Horton wins the Grange Prize


Toronto-based artist Kristan Horton has won the $50,000 Grange Prize for photography, which is the biggest of its kind in Canada. Originally shortlisted for the competition with three other artists, the selection of the winner was determined by public voting.

Here's what Matthew Purvis had to say about Horton's work in a previous post:

"Unlike the others, Toronto based artist Kristan Horton does not work exclusively in film but explores digital and other forms of photography, even using scanners to create elaborate stop motion animations. Everything that appears in his work is found in his studio - everything. His practice allows him to reflect upon objects in the world and how they are perceived, altered by perception and processed through practice. Horton made a name for himself a few years ago with, "Dr. Strangelove, Dr. Strangelove," an ambitious and eccentric work which attempted to recreate stills from the Kubrick film using items found in his studio. The results were an often startling mix of the eerie and humorous.

On display at the gallery one can also see his more recent "Orbit" series which attempts to document what it means to exist around a particular object. In trying to capture that experience, he takes many photos which are then carefully manipulated and layered into a complex surface full of glitches and patches of space and objects as they melt into each other."


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