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Portraits, inspired by bible figures (2016)


Mother and child / Madonna

#virginmary
Mary and child / mother and child

#Jesus
Jesus in the desert/ monk in the desert

#marymagdalene
Mary Magdalene / a woman

Job
Job / a tramp


Boy

Religion has long been one of the subjects of my work. I made a series about Buddhism in Laos and Myanmar, stories about the Islam in Holland, New York and Iran and a series about ancestor worshipping in Vietnam. My interest in religion began twenty-five years ago when I read The Confessions of Aurelius Augustine. This theologian from the fourth century AD treated all the life issues philosophically and tried to understand who God was.

My digital photographic collages interrogate the relationship between reality and virtual representation. The images, taken out of their natural context, are imagined as modern mosaics.  On the surface the aesthetic value of a portrait presents itself as a cover for another conceptual research that the work explore, that of the alternate undefined space.


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