PROXYCO gallery is pleased to present Light Studies by Mexico City-based artist Fabiola Menchelli at ARCO E-XHIBITIONS.
Using the camera to transmute reality, Fabiola Menchelli combines diverse perspectives in a single plane, generating a dimension that exists only within the camera. The images from this body of work are constructed inside of the camera exposing the light-sensitive surface multiple times altering the object, shapes, and colors, thus generating different planes of light that are combined in the latent image.
Featuring tree photographs made with one of the few 20 x 24″ Polaroid cameras that exist in the world. The result is a two-dimensional photographic image, the edge of the piece transforms the image into an object, revealing the developing process. The work produces a tension between the intangible and the concrete to reveal the raw material that constitutes the photographic process. Reveling the subjectivity of the lens, the camera is conceived as a perceptual apparatus that points inside itself to create the image. Seeking to question the ontological nature of the photographic medium and elevate the space of representation beyond the paradigms of perception.
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