Seeing is believing

Some years ago I was having a discussion with a friend about going to visit animals in enclosed spaces and as my friend was arguing for his position, he stated: how else can I see them? Somehow, I’ve never forgotten his argument, so maybe there’s something to it. At fist, it seems just a very…

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≡ the DOG call ≡

Dogs have had a constant presence in my life. Their relevance in one’s life can have huge proportions as does their presence in art. They’re not only present in portraits, partnering their fellow humans, but also often portrayed by themselves. Sometimes they turn into brands, sometimes they turn into pop objects, often they serve decorative…

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┐ Neeta Madahar └

@ Neeta Madahar, Sustenance #95, 2003 @ Neeta Madahar, Sustenance #97, 2003 “Neeta Madahar’s subjects in Sustenance are quite ordinary—ordinary birds like finches, cardinals and blue jays. Her setting, too, is ordinary—her Boston backyard. But what makes this British artist’s work extraordinary is the sense of wonder and magic she creates despite these unexceptional circumstances.…

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┐ Isabella Rozendaal └

© Isabella Rozendaal, Sedated and shaved, ready for castration, from the project On Loving Animals © Isabella Rozendaal, from the Hunting project Irony is part of Isabella’s projects portraying animals, either as objects of love or as desirable preys. Hunters will argue no one loves animals as they do. I find this such an absurd…

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┐ Kyle Zeto └

© Kyle Zeto, The Residents Keep It All, from the series Folk Logic, 2010 © Kyle Zeto, The Residents Keep It All (2), from the series Folk Logic, 2010 “Human imagination and nature intersect at many junctions throughout cultural history. From William Blake to Bliss Carman and Henry Thoreau, the ephemeral collection of biological systems…

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┐ Elisa Noguera Lopez └

© Elisa Noguera Lopez, Untitled, from the series Perhaps finally alone © Elisa Noguera Lopez, Untitled, from the series Perhaps finally alone © Elisa Noguera Lopez, Untitled, from the series Perhaps finally alone “I use photography because of it exasperating insistence on reproducing whatever is left in front of the camera. By making every mistake…

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║ Rodrigo Braga ║

© Rodrigo Braga, Communion 1, from the series Communion, 2006   © Rodrigo Braga, Communion 3, from the series Communion, 2006 “From diverse works in such way made, result hybrid images, where distinct components become close to each other without never have being fully integrated in something unique. Images where the discomfort of the body…

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║ Sanna Kannisto ║

© Sanna Kannisto, 2006 © Sanna Kannisto, 2001 © Sanna Kannisto, 1998   “My work explores the relationship between nature and culture. In my artistic work I aim to study the methods, theories and concepts through which we approach nature in art and in science. As an artist I am attracted by the idea that…

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