Mirjana Vrbaski (Canada, 1978) aims to "balance the notions of ambiguity and universality" in a portrait. As presented in the independently published art book Seven Verses of Emptiness, these portraits function as an exploration of the endless potential for meaning behind silence and emptiness. Taking an evocative portrait is extremely challenging, as it should capture both the physical features and character of the subject. At least, that is the accepted wisdom in our photographic tradition. But Vrbaski sees things differently. Just as silence is the necessary condition or grounds for speech, her ‘emptiness’ is not negation but pure possibility, the condition or grounds for being.
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