NOTORIOUS SPACES

With his "Notorious Spaces" series, Christian Witkin's focus moves from the life force of portraits to the life force of urban landscapes. Witkin gives a new voice to forgotten, industrial spaces in their quietest hours. In this solitude he unveils an Edward Hopper-esque understanding of light, as it changes and falls. Concrete spaces echo with the changes of the seasons. Dirty snow mingles with grey tones and walls and pipes, as winter itself becomes a character. The cold permeates these images, and if you look hard enough you can see shadows of the historic criminality of these crossroad neighborhoods. With a stark hand, these take on the melancholic emptiness of forgotten streets and times, unearthing a few ghosts along the way.