Location: Los Angeles
Tiger Munson is a conceptual photographer and installation artist living in Los Angeles CA. His images are filled with tangible romantic information and a sensual window into his mind. His installation art proves to be impactful and depicting the human experience in an exploratory way. Last month during L.A. Pride Week I had the pleasure of asking Tiger why he chooses art?
We are our own power, and art is the channel for that. I guess it’s a “choice” but it never felt like that. Choosing art is the pursuit of truth for me and that expression manifests itself within creation. There is nothing more important than creation and we must continue to remind ourselves and engage in its practice. Otherwise we are just shoe buyers.Participate in life because life is art and art is the counter to the current default mistaken assumption that corporations have sold and continue to drill into us.
I was a performer but always enjoyed the research and practice and connections and even the community creations more than the performance itself and simultaneously I was always an observer. Eventually that came out in some directing of performance, which allowed me to find my way to be both a participant and an observer through photography. One foot in and one foot out so to speak.
My art and practice celebrate the act of creation and belief that it is our salvation. My burgeoning investigations into installation art solve my problem of the increasing reliance on virtual imagery as an endgame. This remoteness and separateness of what is becoming our culture, which paradoxically seems as close as our computer screen, handheld device, or potentially future skin implant. Everything ever created and communicated ending up on line forever will not be the answer. Who knows if the internet will be a repository of our human condition forever? And that might be a blessing. I believe in art as tangible and real thing that someone can approach and discover: and making it (a maker) as both an experience and an object in encounter is my answer to that dilemma. A bridge and hopeful inspiration from my world to yours.
For more information about Tiger Munson please visit his website at Tigrefino.com