Hidden in Plain Sight


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Paper is often seen as a material on which to place art, be that a drawing, a photograph or some other creative expression. At first glance, New York City-based Patricia Voulgaris’ images of dismembered limbs covered by abstract forms, made of what appears to be folded paper, may seem perfectly normal, but after taking another look, small details are clearly disjointed, manipulated and covered up to create a series of surreal sculptures, captured through photography. Voulgaris photographs her subjects in the studio, combining the body with everyday objects, then uses Photoshop to digitally render them almost unrecognisable. These graphic photographs, layered in tones of grey with occasional bursts of colour blur the border between what is real and what has been fabricated by the artist.


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