Radiant | Radical | Remembered
The English word Retro derives from the Latin prefix Retro, meaning backwards, or in past times. Most commonly retro is used to describe objects and attitudes from the recent past that no longer seem modern. Retro suggests a fundamental shift in the way we relate to the past. Different from more traditional forms of revivalism, 'retro' suggests a half ironic, half longing consideration of the recent past; it has been called an 'unsentimental nostalgia',recalling modern forms that are no longer current. The concept of nostalgia is linked to retro, but the bittersweet desire for things, persons and situations of the past has an ironic stance in retro style. Retro shows nostalgia with a dose of cynicism and detachment. My desire to capture something from the past and evoke nostalgia is fueled by my dissatisfaction with the present. Enjoy!
Kim Kent joined Fine Art America on March 9th, 2016.