Alexi Hobbs

Alexi Hobbs is an artist living and working in Montreal. His work has been exhibited in Canada, the USA and in Russia. In 2012, and again in 2013, Alexi was selected as a winner in the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward competition for emerging photographers. Alexi Hobbs also regularly shoots editorial work for publications such as Time, Monocle, Bloomberg Businessweek and enRoute. Today we share his series Incipient transitions.

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Incipient transitions

Alexi’s work revolves around the exploration of ambiguously implied narratives emerging from the juxtaposition of images, where tension rises from the layering of possible meanings.

“Reason is a horizon, as Kant explained. We can’t ever get there. It’s something we chase but never attain. In attempting to take it all in, we experience the pleasure and agony of the sublime, the sense that things are bigger and more awe-inspiring than we can ever begin to imagine. The sublime is what happens when the dream of trying to comprehend reality, of getting tantalizingly closer to some ever-receding understanding, leaves us dazed on some dusty Florida side street of the mind.”

– Adam Leith Gollner
borrowed from The Book of Immortality

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To view more of Alexi’s work, please visit his website.



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