Monday, June 8, 2009

ARTmostfierce AFFORDABLE PRINT Pick of the week

Afternoon, Alachua, FL., 2007
From Constructing the Exotic

Paper: 11 x 14 inches
Image: 10.5 x 13.5 inches
Signed and numbered
Edition of 10


This a very very pretty print and the photo series is very interesting and worth collecting. See more info below.

This series explores the conventions of the figure in painting and photography through the lens of historical colonial and Indian art. By placing the unfamiliar within the familiar the door is opened to questioning the identity of the “exotic other”.
In these images Western women who were raised either within the Indian subcontinent itself or simply born into it’s socio-religious heritage become, in one sense, the “other”. Their placement, the familiar contemporary Western cultural landscape, draws the viewer into their world and pulls at the seams of the notion exotic.

Michael Bühler-Rose, born in New Jersey (1980), lives and works in New York. He received a Fulbright Fellowship to India, obtained his BFA (2005) from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and MFA (2008) from University of Florida. He is currently a Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Michael has exhibited work at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Delhi; Bose Pacia, New York; Brancolini Grimaldi, Florence/Rome at Art Verona and Paris Photo; as well as with SK Stiftung Kultur/Die Photographische Sammlung at Art Cologne. His projects have been reviewed in The New York Times, Time Out New York, AM NY, Black Book, The Times of India and and featured in Camera Austria, PDN (Photo District News), and American Photo on Campus. His work is held in the Sammlung Goetz, Munich, and in the Die Photographische Sammlung, Cologne.


missysue said...

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