Studio Fairest finds its origin in a life altering event for the Artist known as Fairest. As a busy entrepreneur rushing through life, Fairest always felt the need to capture the moments that passed him by. Under everyday pressure, he never took the time to look back at these images and wonder why these moments intrigued him. Till Fairest suffered cardiac arrest on the Manhattan Bridge in New York. The moment that changed everything.
Not knowing what was wrong Fairest tried to make it back to his wife when after 20 minutes he finally collapsed in the middle of a subway Station. Hundreds of people passed him by without stopping. Passing in and out of consciousness a homeless man approached him demanding his phone. Instead of taking all of his belongings this person started calling 911 and keeping him and his belongings safe. When after 20 minutes the paramedics arrived, he took off never to be seen again.
If that person would not have wondered what was going on within that moment, Fairest would not be here anymore, and his work would have been lost forever. Fairest is blessed to receive a second chance to look back at all those amazing moments he had captured over time, and to discover what they meant to him and others. This is the starting point for his work and Art.
After this event he made it their mission to capture present day images in print and artwork, so the stories behind them will be preserved for the future. Stories that would have been lost if that one person would not have taken the time and courage to help a complete stranger.
The New York Studio is located in the building that was host to the Studio of the Korean/American Video Artist Nam June Paik, in the middle of the SoHo–Cast Iron Historic District. A neighborhood that is famous for its many artists’ lofts and most recently for its upscale boutiques.
During his recovery Fairest worked in a Studio is Located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands on Sectie-C. A limitless domain merging independent thinkers and authentic doers within a unique, organic culture. Sectie-C is host to creative entrepreneurs and artists and one of the most unique domains in Eindhoven.
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Soho, New York