Rob Carter uses photography, stop-motion animation, and time-lapse video to spotlight buildings and their shifting political and historical significance. Architectural themes and histories are invented or modified using physically cut-up and digitally manipulated photographic images of specific buildings, towns and landscapes. This process simulates paths of urban development and recontextualizes cultural traditions such as sport and religion. The interaction of plant life with these photo-structures represents the irrepressible strength of nature that our buildings attempt to shield us from, as well as the temporality and fluidity of the environs we inhabit.
Rob Carter uses photography, stop-motion animation, and time-lapse
video to spotlight architecture and its shifting historical and
cultural significance. A few years after completing his BFA at Oxford
University, he relocated to New York to attend Hunter College’s MFA
Rob Carter has exhibited his work in numerous locations worldwide including solo exhibitions in Madrid, Rome, Chicago and New York.
Over the past few years he has also exhibited his work at the ICA in Philadelphia, Shanghai’s World Expo, Museum of Art and Design,
NYC, the Bruce Silverstein Photography Annual, and the Festival NARRACJE in Gdansk, Poland; additionally taking part in residencies in Krems
(Austria), Valencia (Spain), and the LMCC Workspace Program. Most recently Carter created a New Commission installation for Art in
General in New York.