Digital and manually intervened with gold 24 k on hahnemühle fine art baryta paper
Edition of 6
Dimensions: 45cm (H) x 30cm (W) x 0.7cm (D) / 17.7" (H) x 11.8" (W) x 0.28" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Kutho takes inspiration from a Burmese notion of merit where devotees paste gold to their relics to gain merits towards a better reincarnation. Layers of centuries covering what lies beneath until losing shape. Gold and religion, an ancient relationship.
I'm interested in how an offering affirms the idea of a next life and empowers us by being used as a tool for that purpose.
The series talks about religion associated with power and the relationship between the visible -not visible, cult-occult and the parallels universes.
I use the same leaves as a stamp in my memory of the light reflecting those men who can touch the sacred. A grace that we women are forbidden to access.
2019. Digital photography. Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta Giclee print. Manual intervention with gold leaves 24K
30 x 45 cm . Paspartú museo . Marco 50 x 65 cm
Each pieces is unique
PX3: State of the World 2021 (Le prix de la photographie de Paris ) shortlisted
The Moscow International Foto Awards. Honor Mention
Muse Photography Awards. Gold winner
Tokyo International foto Award – Tifa2019
Siena Photo Awards. Commended. Creative
On exhibition now at PHmuseum "Erratic Dreams"
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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