John Belue's artwork explores the impermanence and evolution of time by re-contextualizing objects that are meant to document the past. By using photographs acquired by others, Belue questions the ability to preserve information through photography as well as an images authenticity once it is taken out of its original context. When a person views an image, they abstract the image by projecting their own past or feelings onto it. By abstracting and collaging vintage, found photographs, Belue creates a physical representation of the viewer’s experience.
Belue is originally from Ravenswood West Virginia and now resides in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania where he received his BFA in photography from Point Park University.
View images from Belue's 2019 BoxHeart Exhibition, Prized Possession.