David Barette is a photographer and occasional collagist who works in various genres. His first exhibition, Some European Cities (2007), connected with the tradition of street photography. Subtitles (of Life & Death) (2008), his second exhibition, was a venture into appropriation art. This comprised photographed freeze-frames, combining image and text, from a diverse range of films. A postcard book, also entitled Subtitles (of Life & Death) was self-published in 2008. For 2008’s E17 Art Trail David Barette made a short film, In a Lonely Place (Forever), which again connected to the genre of appropriation. His 2009 exhibition, Somewhere Else,was a collection of photographs that capture the strange, or surreal, in the everyday in such cities as Budapest, Lisbon and Bologna. Somewhere Else was exhibited as part of East London Photomonth throughout November, 2010. In November, 2011, he first exhibited a selection of new and older photographs entitled Live your Dreams, the exhibition now showing at Spark Cafe until May 26. He has an abiding interest in surrealism which is a clear influence on his work. He lives in Walthamstow, London and sometimes Budapest. For further information and examples of his work please go to www.davidbarette.co.uk.
28th September 2011