Description Kiss. Homage to the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. Vegetal incrusted elements (autumnal leaves at the bottom of the Staffelsee Lake near Murnau in Bavaria, Germany). This work addresses the conflicting relationship between the notion of sculpture as permanent and tangible and the seasonal lanscape as a symbol of perpetual change. The 'eternal' idol is thus transformed into a living, changing object while the 'seasonal' landscape is petrified into an unchangeable eternity.
The artist advises to use "Torchon Fine Art Paper" for this print.
The 'Homage to Rodin' series of composite images uses diverse sculptures or models of sculptures of the Rodin Museum in Paris, especially L'Eternelle Idole (The Eternal Idol, 1889), Le Penseur (The Thinker, 1880 - 81), the terra cotta model Sommeil (Sleep, 1890-1894) and Anna de Noailles (1906).
Rodin's a sculptural material is transformed into pictorial material, or in repetitive patterns. Vegetal or mineral materials, natural, urban or even alimentary themes are encrusted to it.
The series questions the subjectivity of the look and the projection of the everyday world on the artworks contemplated in a museum. The principal of metamorphosis is central to this question.
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Ina Mar, Munich, Germany Member Since June 2007 Artist Statement In 2001 I created my first experimental series called "Lightcurves", where I transformed the body into landscape through lighting effects and accessory objects. Since 2001, I have been exploring the notion of metamorphosis and hybridism, mixing media and transforming the representational into abstract, through lighting effects, shooting techniques (such as "traveling" of the camera) or photomanipulation.
My more recent works explore surrealism and the irrationality of dreams and emotions, using a mixed technique: photo, photomanipulation, pencil or ink drawing on paper, paper collage, digital painting... I don't use stock images - my material is "home made": I use my own digital photographs, vintage objects, drawings and textures, collected through years of travels. Most of the fonts are "home made" too - handwritten or "recomposed" using fragments of old letters and notes.
Favourite subjects: the human body, the human mind and the natural environment.
Services: You can book me for graphic design work, book covers, book illustration or personalized artwork.