Tristan Jalleh | MNEMORY PALACE
24 May – 15 June 2019
Tristan Jalleh creates immersive digital environments that situate everyday objects within the abstract, using a process of combining his own photographs with hundreds of images resourced online to construct virtual installations that merge architectural, cinema and video game aesthetics into hyper-realities.
Jalleh’s work subverts popular images and looks at intersections of cultural trends through a deconstructive perspective. Separating popular aesthetic elements from their context and recombining them with culturally adjacent themes in a virtual space create new visual harmonies and divergences, created in a digital playground of ‘cultural debris’. Which is not unlike how disparate advertising billboards thoughtlessly erected alongside each other can form unexpectedly poetic narratives.