Screen (2018) portrays the dialectical tension between the progression of time and timelessness. The perceptual duality of time is embodied in the pictures: Traditional offset print and digital images; the primordial force of metamorphosis (represented by insects and amphibians) and the trans-materiality of saturated pixelations. In the similar vein, computer screens and window screens are juxtaposed. The conceptually polarized elements are aesthetically reminiscent of each other — LED stripes and sunlit blinds, a grainy monitor and a gritty mesh — and when put together in diptychs conceive the synthesis of non-analytical synchronicity. The layering of diptychs — a photograph of a photograph over the original photograph — creates a boundary by tonal variations while reflecting the consciousness’ reflexive nature: A mythical snake eating its tail to liberate and evolve.
Within a space of amplified quietude, Screen attempts to distill essences true to the subject’s physicality. The study of screens through picture-taking elicits visual qualities hidden to our naked eyes. The electromagnetic field suspended in time suggests an essence that relates to human desires — a sense of belonging that is felt through, yet beyond, our emotional body.
Screen, 2018, computer graphic over digital photos, series of ten diptych images
Titles in the order shown in the slide: Aura; Eye of a Beholder; Loud Escape; Mossy; Pink Fire; Liquid Terra Cotta; Fahrenheit Rose; Illuvolution; Jet; Seep
Screen book, 2018, 5.5"x8.5", hand bound laser jet prints with paper weave cover