The jewellery of this year’s Talente Award reminds Dallas-based photographer Trey Wright of surrealist artist Méret Oppenheim and her fondness of distorting items around her home – simple objects, embedded with new meaning by her clever pairings and use of texture.
December 8, 2015
Trey, known for creating surreal images using cutouts from fashion magazines in combination with three-dimensional objects, similarly treated each jewellery piece like they were different characters,
interacting with a set of fellow strange characters and amorphous, colored shapes.
He comments: ‘Lines twist and turn like tentacles across acid green waves. Eyes roll around beads over crimson spots. Chain links dissolve into trails of golden dust.’
Trey Wright is an artist working with photography and video. He received a BFA in Photography from the University of North Texas. In 2013, he took part in Hey, Hot Shot at Jen Bekman Gallery in New York. Recently, Wright has screened his work with Videodrome Paris, an organization dedicated to presenting moving image-based artworks. In addition, Wright has collaborated with several magazines including Blink, Matte Magazine, Ain’t Bad Magazine.