Justin Schwab VS MFA Thesis 2013
The Artist As Hero
The Artist As Hero makes connections from the images of fictional characters, personal imagination, and identity through the examination of photography’s manipulations of reality. By disrupting preexisting mythologies surrounding heroes within fiction, I reveal the exaggeration and impossibilities of those myths through my own average identity. This project enters into the fictions that are examined, as well as acknowledge the limitations of a reality that we exist within. My self-consciousness in undertaking this project acknowledges my own investment towards the fictions as well as knowing the audience has their own fantasy as well. The results of this project acknowledge the futility in searching for a clear identity, as well as for an image that might represent myself.