Recent Works

Opening Reception

Thursday, Sep 1, 2011
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Dates

Sep 1, 2011 - Nov 6, 2011

Gallery

Project Space

Artist Statement:

My work is "abstracted" photography: representational but complicated by the obscuring and absenting of the subject. By inducing movement and the manipulation of light sources, I provoke a figurative tableau towards transforming into abstraction. Every shot, every video is the evidence of a performance, with the acts of montage and manipulation performed in-camera. Movement is the primary performative act. By manipulating the camera's placement, aperture and exposure settings in relation to color fields, landscapes, light sources, precipitation and seascapes, my work pushes the boundaries of perception to create organic and lyrical freeforms. Resulting images retain their pure chroma. Each is a reinterpretation of the original subject, containing striations that move in varying intervals and rhythms, alternately compressing and expanding positive and negative space. However abstracted a composition may be, a firm representational vantage points plays host to personal objects and scenario manipulations, making each image a direct reflection of my ever-changing environment.

 

Images

Rodolfo Choperena, Careyes Wave, Pigment ink monoprint on archival paper, 32x43 in, 2009
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