Orlando Weekly

Updated: Feb 10

October 5, 2016: “Opening the door to a house of secrets”

“More than 40 years of photography and drawing went into Ballen’s style, its unique look documented in several books. Restricting himself to a square format and black-and-white film, Ballen is the king of closed spaces. ‘I think of the mind as a house of secrets and buried narratives,’ Ballen says. His exploration of humanity is not dissimilar to Samuel Beckett’s – a comparison that the artist encourages – in its sparely staged exploration of mental health and modern society”… read more