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Willa Nasatir

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(b. 1990, Los Angeles, CA; lives and works in New York, New York)


The Long Ride #2, 2020. Digital photograph. Courtesy of the artist and Chapter NY

Artist Statement

In my photographs I use found objects to restage filmic tropes that connote sensations of suspense, seduction and crisis. Before making them, I pick up things I see when walking under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to my studio—loose gravel or car parts. In this work I made a sun out of a rearview mirror that had been run over. I see my pictures as a kind of abstract portraiture—imagery intended to evoke emotion rather than communicate a message. In that sense, the content of the work is abstract, but the pictures are constructed around where I live and what I see. 

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