Joel Han (b. 1988) is an artist and photographer based in New York. He received his MFA in Photography from Pratt Institute, and BA in Fine Art from Pennsylvania State University. His recent shows include exhibitions at Fabbrica Del Vapore in Milan and Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn. Joel currently works at School of Visual Arts while living in Brooklyn. On a typical weekend, Joel likes to stay home with his cat, Mochi.
My ongoing longing for intimacy lead me to a blind spot of other people’s existences. Shackled by the obligatory routine of the everyday life, I seek escapism in the brief intermissions in the mundane scenery; the familiar interiors and traces of ourselves in the city never seem to be what they appear. These self-reflective moments give relief in the quotidian life we participate in. While anonymity resonate in these places, I can’t help but to view them as fragments of my own loneliness and peculiarity. I sense the distance as I gradually succumb to the routine life. This is my attempt to locate and contemplate on them. By endeavoring this, perhaps, I will finally accept this anxiety as an embracement of solitude.
To view more of Joel’s work please visit his website.