Photographs form a small but significant part of Horsfield’s practice. Most of his recent works were made as part of collaborative social projects. As with much of his work, they are concerned with how we stand in relation to one to another, how relation, constantly in flux, determines community and how individuality is inextricably bound to relation, rather than alienation or separation. Horsfield integrates elements that are usually given over to politics, philosophy and ethics, so that art forms only one element among others in a complete thought process.
A solo exhibition of Horsfield’s work can be seen at MUKHA, Antwerp until 23 January 2011. An exhibition of Horsfield’s new tapestry works was held at Frith Street Gallery in 2008. In 2007 he had a major touring exhibition commencing at the Jeu de Paume, Paris and travelling to Fundaçao Callouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. This exhibition was accompanied by the most comprehensive publication on the artist’s work to date.
I like the dark gritty-ness to his images, it creates mystery and I look closer to see the details in the people faces to try to gain any insight into their personality. It’s like he made the people re-live one of their worst memories to achieve their expressions. This adds to the mystery to the images. I love the atmosphere created and I might try to create this myself in the studio.