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Kutho : Portrait Tryptich

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Kutho : Portrait Tryptich

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Andrea Alkalay

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M - 45cm (H) x 90cm (W) x 0.1cm (D) / 17.7" (H) x 35.4" (W) x 0.04" (D)

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2019

Fine art print on hahnemühle photo rag baryta

Edition of 6

Dimensions vary, edit your selection above

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

Artist Statement

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KUTHO takes inspiration from a Burmese concept of merit. A common ritual undertaken by Burmese Buddhists is to cover their relics with gold leaves. Leaving a gold mark is exclusive to male devotees for merit-making towards better karma. Women, in the guise of an impure status, are forbidden to approach. The series talks about Power associated with Religion and the relationship between the visible / not visible, cult/occult, and parallels universes.

Digital photography
Manual intervention with gold leaf 24K
Fine art printed on hahnemühle® photo rag baryta, 320 gms. manual intervention with gold 24k
Each piece is unique
Ed: 1 x 6
Large size :80 x 53 (each portrait).
Artwork is unframed.


Awards:
Px3 : State of the World 2021 (Le Prix de la photography de Paris ) shortlisted
Head oh Photo Festival. Finalist. Australia
Muse Awards 2021
Moscow International Photo Awards 2021
Tokyo International foto Award – Tifa2019
Siena Photo Awards.

Publications:
Artdoc Mag
ArtFluent Mag
Musee Magazine
Urbanautica

Exhibited at PHmuseum “ Erratic Dreams “
PhotoLondon featured / Hundred heroines
SelectionsArts (UAE)

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Artist Profile

Born: 1965

Hometown: Buenos Aires

Based in: Buenos Aires

Andrea Alkalay is a visual artist currently based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She holds a degree in Industrial Design. Mterials and forms have always been tools to highlight concepts on their symbolic presence. Was trained in art-photography attending workshops and residences programs, experimenting with alternative techniques and creative processes. She uses photography as a state of learning, looking for the poetic and political potential that arises from the observation. Another line of inquiry of her practice is the voyage. The condition of foreignness and displacement is a source of inspiration. Artificial and natural elements are combined to infuse strangeness into the work and thus question our societal and emotional realities. She is interested in the discrepancy between what we see and what we know, where these qualities contradict each other and coexist simultaneously
Her work has been exhibited abroad by being awarded, to mention: First place Latin America Professional Award 2021 (World photo org), The Royal Photographic Society, Donggang Museum of Photography (Corea), Siena Awards 2020, RAK Festival (UAE), Tifa 2019 (JP), Fine Arts Museum Franklin Rawson and the 8th Photography Biennale Tucumán (AR), Premio FINI (MX), First place at the Light Festival (2018), IPA 2017. Her book Uncertain nature was launched in 2016.

She is featured, Artdoc, ArtFluent, Float Magazine, F-stop, Click Magazine, G7 mag, Foto Feminas, New Voices print Catalog Saatchi Art, Fotografas Latam, Arte Hispano, Arte Al Día, Photo London, Selections Arts (UAE). Live and work in Buenos Aires.


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