Kyle Seis is a Milwaukee-based visual artist that uses the photographic image to explore space. He earned his BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2014, and recently received a Midwest Society for Photographic Education Undergraduate Scholarship. His work has been shown throughout Milwaukee and in venues such as The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London.
“Sky Studies represents the collected results of numerous experiments with light, space, and time. The sky is my subject, a seemingly limitless expanse that can easily be perceived as flat despite its extreme dimensionality. I explore the limits of spatial perception by employing a series of optical and photographic props to suggest a connection between the photographic image and the significantly complex act of seeing. Space is simplified and flattened at times, and emphasized and expanded at others. I am not particularly concerned with proven scientific facts, but instead, am influenced by illusion and a sense of wonder. While the construction of each image is minimal, the resulting space is often complex. Much like the sky itself, the understanding of the work is constantly in flux.”