Antony Cairns (b. 1980, lives and works in London) works across photography, installation and sculpture. Preoccupied with the material process of photography and its intrinsic interplay with technology, at the root of Cairns’ practice is the fusing of advanced means of image reproduction with traditional processes. Inspired heavily by science fiction, particularly the work of William Gibson, Philip K. Dick and J.G Ballard, his subject matter- the modern metropolis, is revealed through a dark dystopian and uncanny lens.
Recent exhibitions include TY02-LDN4, Roman Road, London (2017); A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age, George Eastman Museum, New York (2016); and LA-LV / LDN Process at Sfera Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan, as part of KYOTOGRAPHIE 2016. A new installation by the artist will be featured in the upcoming exhibition Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art at Tate Modern, London, and he will also be participating in London Nights at the Museum of London. He was awarded both the Hariban Award (2015) and the Images Vevey Special Jury Prize (2017). His work is held in a number of important British and European collections and was recently acquired by George Eastman Museum, New York.