The scene is kept in a state somewhere between appearance and
disappearance. Defined depth of field and sharpness – essentially, the
depiction of a specific moment - no longer exist in your pictures. Are you questioning the very fundamentals of the photographic
What I am questioning is the generalized claim that photography is
factual truth. My work deals with the idea that initially “reality” is
neither graspable nor comprehensible, but constitutes a bizarre passage
of non-knowledge to knowledge, a paradoxical coexistence of sense and
non-sense. My work functions as a renegotiation of this paradox. The
incomplete images test the beholder, challenging him to grasp the
physical world he inhabits.
The two pictures selected here feature a couple in bed, and a woman
chopping tomatoes on a table. Why did you choose to depict mundane
scenes of the everyday life?
The idea is to transform the preconceived idea of everyday life by
de-contextualizing its banal and trivial dimension - confronting the
familiar with the unknown of the surrounding void. My aim is to
establish a fictional space, to create an uncomfortable tension - a
sense of awkwardness that interrogates what is otherwise taken for
Trying to look harder and longer does not bring a deeper
understanding, but only a gaze. Are the image’s reluctance to reveal
more, the persistent mystery and tension, an image of the nature of a
photograph - a total enigma, wrapped in an illusion of verisimilitude?
My work dwells on what the perceptual limits of photography are; my
images cross a threshold where the verisimilitude of the medium is
denied by the whiteness. Apparent opaque whites veil figure and ground.
These whites however are a result of physical interventions (the use of a
fog machine), or the excess of light (over-exposure) - the combination
of both, paradoxically, produces the apparent presence of a sort of
uncanny “lightness” and absence of information. This whiteness can be
considered a visual motif, masking and restricting the possibility of a
clear interpretation of the image - the photographic image moves towards
non-indexical media producing a trompe-l’oeil
nevertheless achieved by a photographic process. Today’s digital era has
forced us to completely rethink the notion of photography as synonymous
with reality and engage with the medium on another level.
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