Cooperative of Photography


Leave Your Body Behind

05.08.2019

Elizabeth Houston Gallery (New York), recently exhibited the South African artist, Nico Krijno. The title of the show was “Leave Your Body Behind.” Nico utilizes discarded materials he collects from his environment to create elaborate installations, which he then photographs. Afterwards, he takes the photos themselves and meticulously, digitally manipulates them. The press release states, “It is a truism that the subjects of photographs range from instantly recognizable to impossible to decipher. The capacity of the medium to relate to the world is expansive. But a photograph that is mysteriously familiar, both discernible and indiscernible at once, is rare…Nico Krijno, is adept at walking that line.”

Bricolage with granite and marble / Inkjet print on photorag paper, 2018

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Composition with painted cutouts / Inket print on photorag paper, 2018

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Composition with painted wood / Inkjet print on photorag paper, 2018

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Composition with painted wood / Inkjet print on photorag paper, 2018

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Electric Stacks / Inkjet print on photorag, 2018

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Veneer Wood Wood / Inkjet print on photorag paper, 2014

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Wet Stacks / Inkjet print on photorag paper, 2018

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Written by Rowynn Dumont


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