Virtuality, according to French philosopher, Gilles Deleuze, is an ideal space that is real, yet not tangible yet. Jessica Buie’s photography strives to achieve this sense of virtuality in placing the body in specific geographic locations that evolve both body and location into something more conceptual, rather than material. Applying surrealist paintings to her work, Buie attempts to create a visibility for the untouchable and unseen. Her photographic work highlights the intersection between body and identity, but more so than anything, the potentiality of both entities.
Jessica Buie is an MFA Visual Arts Candidate at the University of California, San Diego. Her work has been exhibited across the United States and she has been published in Hyperallergic and ArtPulse. She is currently based in Southern California.