Andreas Von Gehr: Re-Bio-Gehr

2 Apr
Portrait of father made up of 256 framed images, art installation, Scope NY 2012, collabcubedPortrait of father made up of 256 framed images, art installation, Scope NY 2012, collabcubedPortrait of father made up of 256 framed images, art installation, Scope NY 2012, collabcubedClick to enlarge

Chilean artist Andreas Von Gehr is interested in the interaction between photography, digital media and painting. Much of his work involves his family and the theme of immigration. His installation Re-Bio-Gehr, which was exhibited at Scope here in NYC last month, is one such piece. Von Gehr fragments the image of his father into 256 separate framed portraits with a young German boy at the center base of each frame, his father in his youth (or maybe a representation of his father – I’m not sure). The larger portrait alludes to immigration in its typical passport or ID photo style.

It’s hard not to think of this as a 3-dimensional Chuck Close portrait. Very cool.

via artists wanted

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