b. 1969 in Miami; lives and works in New York
Roe Ethridge's photography oscillates between the domains of fashion and art, between the commercial and the conceptual. In images always rooted in a direct use of the world, he explores the plastic potential of his medium via different genres – stylised versions of classical compositions, portraits, landscapes, arrestingly private everyday details – which he adapts and blends to create fresh visual experiences. From one image to the next, from one framing approach to the next, Ethridge – also the creator of the 2013 Biennial poster – builds a generous, receptive narrative.