Erratic: Visual Impact in Current Design releases in August from Gestalten.

Movement, tension, balance, and surprise are being increasingly explored in today’s visual culture. More and more cutting-edge design, photography, and art depicts subjects that initially appear to be stable or to be symmetrical. But upon closer examination, each image tells a story. Or, more aptly, it triggers a story in the viewer’s mind that shows the inevitable events that will develop out of the portrayed circumstances.

Erratic documents recent, often playful creative investigations that reveal a range of narrative qualities inherent in single images. At the same, the featured work makes clear that even conditions of alleged stability or balance can come to an abrupt end at any time.

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