The Enemy Is Not Pictured: STEWART UOO and HEJI SHIN’s “No Tears in Rain”

Artists STEWART UOO and HEJI SHIN’s series of images—made on the occasion of Uoo’s recent exhibition at Galerie Buchholz, No Tears in Rain—channel desire, style, and violence onto the body. “The narrative loosely refers to cinema and shooter video games,” says Uoo, who cast New York club/social media/art & fashion stars Juliana Huxtable, DeSe Escobar, and Eliot Glass as subjects. Shot in a modern SoHo apartment with views of the financial district skyline and in the now defunct Bushwick warehouse club Steeldrums, “the models are set between scenes of trauma in the chase. The enemy is not pictured.” Here, power and damage redouble as feelings.

Concept by Stewart Uoo
Photography: Heji Shin
Models: DeSe Escobar, Juliana Huxtable, Eliot Glass
Stylist: Julien Alleyne
Makeup: Michael Anthony @Willhelmina
Hair: Joey George @ Artlist
Manicurist: Kana Kishita
Production: Marcus Chang and Erin Grant

A story made on the occasion of No Tears In Rain at Galerie Buchholz, Berlin

Special thanks to Edward Lorenz, Sherry Matthew, & Michael Potvin