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THE CLASS OF 2020: Ryley Remedios

Ryley Remedios

Concordia University

The word 'home' was stolen from me at a young age. For a long time, I battled with destination addiction: the idea that happiness and fulfillment is somewhere else: the next day, week, month - the next chapter in my life. I quickly realized that until I give up the idea that happiness and comfort is somewhere else, it will never be where I am right now. In this constant state of waiting for something more, I am hindering myself from ever finding a sense of home. Growing up, I was constantly learning how to start over again. "Don’t Follow Me, I’m Lost Too," explores the pieces of my life that I am trying to hold on to as I attempt to make sense of them: the nostalgia for family life, documenting displacement, and the search for a definition of ‘home.’ I use photography as the main visual medium, with a printmaking mindset to navigate the complex nature of finding comfort in discomfort.

1. NZ III, Archival Inkjet Print, 60 x 35 inches

2. Somewhere Around Here, Archival Inkjet Print, 40 x 30 inches

3. From The Other Side, Archival Inkjet Print, 30 x 30 inches

4. 7 Westbourne Court, Archival Inkjet Print, 40 x 50 inches

5. The Williamstown Wharf, Archival Inkjet Print, 50 x 25 inches


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