2016 Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne Honours (First Class Honours)
2014 Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne, Bachelor of Fine Arts
Aaron Christopher Rees critiques the ways in which visual media technologies have reconfigured our relationship to reality using photography, installation and video. Treating photography as a meditation on surface, and screen as sculpture, Rees reinterprets reality like an eye opening and closing. Rees’ recent work takes the form of site-specific installations where screens interpolate space. Rees’ work is concerned with affect, phenomenology and abstraction, questioning the edges of the screen.
” Art is a kind of deep process of rumination on being, generally in relation to something that is particular to that being, but often not.
It is ridiculous and it is serious, and one could speculate that it is largely undefinable by written language, like music, visual art came before words. “