Photographs by Asger Carlsen
Opening this evening in Germany: Hester, photographs by Asger Carlsen at Dittrich & Schlechtriem:
In HESTER, The figure is documented then re-presented disfigured and sculpted digitally. “They are anonymous beings. Stripped of their identities, they are distinguished only by the black and white color of their skin, their muscular or obese build, and small details such as birthmarks dotting their skin or painted toenails.“
Carlsen “captures images of models as well as additional imitations of body parts made of modeling compound. In the subsequent time-consuming process of digital editing…he assembles the individual parts that appear in the pictures so as to obscure the sutures. So the photographic act properly speaking is the work of a brief moment in relation to the creative process” which concludes the artwork.
For more information, visit the gallery’s website here, or visit Asger Carlsen’s website here.