KUTHO : Turban boy 2019

KUTHO takes inspiration from a Burmese concept of merit. A common ritual undertaken by Burmese Buddhists is to cover their relics with gold leaf, exclusive to male devotees for merit-making towards better karma. Women, in the guise of an impure status, are forbidden to approach. Religion and spirituality sometimes play antagonistic roles. All over the kingdoms of Indochina, in a similar way, monks/nuns are other topics to see the place of women in religion nowadays.
To go beyond persistent stereotypes, I think that liberation of the soul is an endless work in progress.
Gold and Religion have an ancient relationship. The series talks about Power associated with Religion and the relationship between the visible / not visible, cult/occult, and parallels universes. I use the same leaf to seal my memory with the gold light, which grace, I can not access, and post a question about the duality of human nature, on those cultural orders that are such assimilated, that not seen.

KUTHO : Golden rock 2019

KUTHO takes inspiration from a Burmese concept of merit. A common ritual undertaken by Burmese Buddhists is to cover their relics with gold leaf, exclusive to male devotees for merit-making towards better karma. Women, in the guise of an impure status, are forbidden to approach. Religion and spirituality sometimes play antagonistic roles. All over the kingdoms of Indochina, in a similar way, monks/nuns are other topics to see the place of women in religion nowadays.
To go beyond persistent stereotypes, I think that liberation of the soul is an endless work in progress.
Gold and Religion have an ancient relationship. The series talks about Power associated with Religion and the relationship between the visible / not visible, cult/occult, and parallels universes. I use the same leaf to seal my memory with the gold light, which grace, I can not access, and post a question about the duality of human nature, on those cultural orders that are such assimilated, that not seen.

Landscape on Landscape 2020

Landscape, in one of its meanings, is the natural space admirable for its artistic-scenography aspect. We experience it according to our perceptual capability. We see what we know.
I am interested in the idea of nature as a cultural construction and the composition of a new landscape with other readings.
I explore the illusory of a natural landscape image and its digital chromatic decomposition, transferring what is captured in one sense (the sight) to the codes of another system (RGB).
The series introduces a dialogue between figuration/abstraction where the real and the manipulated overlap. These double photographs combine opposing codes that attract each other, as the perception of color through its absence or the flatness of paper through its fold.
The chromatic palettes are revealed through pleating the edges or folding for volume the print with another topography, irrupting the natural geography in parallel. They are manual gestures to break the surface illusion.

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andrea alkalay

Argentina

http://www.andrealkalay.com

Argentinian conceptual- artist. She uses photography as a way of thinking, looking for the poetic and political potential that arises from the observation and explores photography’s ability to manipulate perceptions of reality. Another line of inquiry of her practice is the voyage, as a source of inspiration. She is interested in the discrepancy between what we see and what we know
Awards: Siena Awards 2020, RAK Festival (2020-UAE), Tifa 2019 (JP), Arte x Arte, the 8th Photography Biennale Tucumán (AR), Premio TRESy3 (VE), Premio FINI (MX), Estación Mapocho (CL). The Light Festival Argentina. 4 Honors mentions at IPA 2017. She self- published ¨Uncertain Nature¨ book (2016).Publications: Click magazine, Foto Feminas, Fisher eye, Saatchi Art, Fotografas Latam, Lensculture. In 2020 was exhibited at The New Gallery (Ca), PHmuseum Erratic Dreams, Photo London, Selections Arts (UAE) BAphoto (AR)

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