Artsuite - Ben Alper - Untitled (Conflation) - Ben Alper's series "Conflation" is a series of digital composites that originate from multiple images of the same object or space. Depicting marginal or derelict urban sites, the pictures represent a patchwork of decisions made behind the camera. While these pieces upend traditional notions of the singular photographic trace, they nevertheless constitute a series of imprints.

Ben Alper

Photography | 2019

 

Ben Alper's series "Conflation" is a series of digital composites that originate from multiple images of the same object or space. Depicting marginal or derelict urban sites, the pictures represent a patchwork of decisions made behind the camera. While these pieces upend traditional notions of the singular photographic trace, they nevertheless constitute a series of imprints.  They attempt to synthesize redundant, often ordinary photographs into something transcendent.  By layering, erasing and cutting away to reveal information below, these hybrid works vacillate between presence and absence and construction and deconstruction. Stepping away from the medium’s subtractive character, the pieces in “Conflation” turn toward an additive approach to image-construction.  However, with each accumulated layer, a new kind of collapse occurs.  The result is a formal and conceptual flattening, a tangle of images still tethered to their source, but fundamentally changed.

Size

24 x 16" - Unframed 

 

Materials

Pigment print


Edition of 3


Authenticity

Signed by the artist

Untitled (Conflation)

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Ben Alper

Photography | 2019

 

Ben Alper's series "Conflation" is a series of digital composites that originate from multiple images of the same object or space. Depicting marginal or derelict urban sites, the pictures represent a patchwork of decisions made behind the camera. While these pieces upend traditional notions of the singular photographic trace, they nevertheless constitute a series of imprints.  They attempt to synthesize redundant, often ordinary photographs into something transcendent.  By layering, erasing and cutting away to reveal information below, these hybrid works vacillate between presence and absence and construction and deconstruction. Stepping away from the medium’s subtractive character, the pieces in “Conflation” turn toward an additive approach to image-construction.  However, with each accumulated layer, a new kind of collapse occurs.  The result is a formal and conceptual flattening, a tangle of images still tethered to their source, but fundamentally changed.

Size

24 x 16" - Unframed 

 

Materials

Pigment print


Edition of 3


Authenticity

Signed by the artist

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