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Kutho Series : PortalBy Andrea Alkalay

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US$ 2,400




Giclée Print, Giclee print on hahnemühle fine art baryta paper

Edition of 6

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Artist Statement

KUTHO takes inspiration from a Burmese concept of merit. A common ritual undertaken by Burmese Buddhists is to cover their relics with gold leaf. 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. Religion and spirituality are two sides of the same coin that sometimes play antagonistic roles. All over the kingdoms of Indochina, in a similar way, monks/nuns are other topics to see the place of women in religion nowadays. To go beyond persistent stereotypes, I think that liberation of the soul is an endless work in progress.
I care about how an offering affirms the idea of the next life and empowers us by being used as a tool for that purpose.
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 use the same leaf to seal my memory with the gold light, which grace, I can not access and post a question about the duality of human nature, on those cultural orders that are such assimilated, that not seen.

Digital photography direct shot. Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta Giclee print. Manual intervention with gold leaves 24K

Artwork is unframed (2nd image is an example of how the artwork would look like if it was framed)

Body series x35

Other sizes upon request


Awarded photo series

PX3: State of the World 2021 (Le Prix de la photographie de Paris ) shortlisted
The Moscow International Foto Awards. Honour Mention
Muse Photography Awards. Gold winner
Tokyo International foto Award – Tifa2019
Siena Photo Awards. Commended. Creative
On exhibition now at PHmuseum "Erratic Dreams"


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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 …


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