Body Transforming Gesture, 2015

Slide Images

1 - Body Series III, No. 1, 2015
Ink jet print on paper
76.2 x 96.5 cm
30 x 38 inches

2 - Body Series I, No. 1, 2015
Ink jet print on paper
188.5 x 139.7 cm
74.2 x 55 inches

3 - Body Series I, No. 3, 2015
Ink jet print on paper
188.5 x 139.7 cm
74.2 x 55 inches

4 - Body Series I, Head No. 1, 2015
Ink jet print on paper
87.63 x 73.66 cm
34.5 x 29 inches

5 - Body Series I, Head No. 3, 2015
Ink jet print on paper
87.63 x 73.66 cm
34.5 x 29 inches

6 - Body Series I, Head No. 4, 2015
Ink jet print on paper
87.63 x 73.66 cm
34.5 x 29 inches

7 - Body Series II, No. 2, 2015
Ink jet print on paper
106 x 60.4 cm
41.7 x 23.8 inches

8 - Body Series II, No. 3, 2015
Ink jet print on paper
106 x 60.4 cm
41.7 x 23.8 inches

9 - Body Series II, No. 4, 2015
Ink jet print on paper
106 x 60.4 cm
41.7 x 23.8 inches

10 - Body Series II, No. 5, 2015
Ink jet print on paper
106 x 60.4 cm
41.7 x 23.8 inches

11 - Long View Series I, No. 1, 2015
Ink jet print on paper
26 x 163.8 cm
10.25 x 64.5 inches

12 - Long View Series I, No. 2, 2015
Ink jet print on paper
26 x 163.8 cm
10.25 x 64.5 inches

13 - Long View Series I, No. 5, 2015
Ink jet print on paper
26 x 163.8 cm
10.25 x 64.5 inches

14 - Long View Series I, No. 6, 2015
Ink jet print on paper
26 x 163.8 cm
10.25 x 64.5 inches

15 - Long View Series I, No. 7, 2015
Ink jet print on paper
26 x 163.8 cm
10.25 x 64.5 inches

Body Transforming Gesture, 2015

While in Varanasi, India, I spotted two men at a distance. Seeing them through the viewfinder of the camera it was difficult to decipher their activity. I started filming them; the footage became a series of videos that I titled Morning in Varanasi.

I was overcome to what extent these tiny figures reminded me of the figures in my drawings and paintings. What fascinated me was that the figures in my drawings and painting were informed by my own gestures both metaphorically and physically, while the figures that I captured in the video were of actual figures involved in an activity at a given moment in time and place.

In this series of photographs titled Body, I lifted stills from the video footage and transformed them through the technology and means of Photoshop, altering their scale and treating them like paintings and drawings.