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Kutho series : Floating Farm

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Kutho series : Floating Farm by Andrea Alkalay

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Kutho series : Floating Farm

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Andrea Alkalay

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2019

Digital photography printed on hahnemühle photo rag baryta paper with manual intervention with gold 24 k

Edition of 6

Dimensions: 73cm (H) x 110cm (W) x 0.6cm (D) / 28.7" (H) x 43.3" (W) x 0.24" (D)

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

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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. Gold and Religion have an ancient relationship. The series talks about Power associated with Religion and the relationship between the visible / not visible, cult/occult, and parallels universes.
I'm interested in how an offering affirms the idea of the next life and empowers us by being used as a tool for that purpose. The liberation of the soul is also a work in progress

Limited edition 1 of 6 +2AP
110cm x 73 cm

Hahnemühle® Photo Rag Baryta®, 320 gr

Each piece is unique in the sense that each intervention is unique

Include a certificate of authenticity

Alternative sizes upon request

Awarded photo series
Urbanautica
Tokyo International foto Award – Tifa2019
Athens Photo Festival. Shortlisted 2020
Siena Photo Awards. Commended. Creative
Premio Arte x Arte, Finalist. 2019.Argentina.
Premio UNNE, Finalist. 2019.Argentina.
Exhibited at PHmuseum.com “ Erratic Dreams “
PhotoLondon featured / Hundred heroines
SelectionsArts (UAE)
Artdoc Photography magazine
Art Fluent
Klassic International Mag

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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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