3 years ago
dillonk
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Markus Amm: Untitled Series (Photograms)
Markus Amm revives the old technique of the photogram in his Untitled series. The photogram was pioneered as an art form by Man Ray and Moholy Nagy; Nagy later coined the term "photogram." This process, if you don't already know, utilizes rudimentary photography principles. Objects are placed on to a photosensitive surface (usually light sensitive paper), and briefly exposed a projected light to create this style of abstracted "x-ray like" image. It literally is an inverted shadow outline of the object's form. In adopting this approach, photographers must literally draw with light and reflection. Amm engages the process with contemporary conceptions of space and technology, contradictory to the process's history in art. Amm's compositions seem to be compacted, converging luminous structures giving the illusion of space age architectures. 1. Markus Amm Untitled 1999 Photogram on fiber based paper 24 x 18 cm 2. Markus Amm Untitled 1999 Photogram on fiber based paper 24 x 18 cm
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Beautiful. I wonder what he uses for the photograms. Maybe mirrors?
3 years ago·Reply
@hunahuna That's what I would guess!
3 years ago·Reply