Vesica Piscis 


Since the Age of Enlightenment, Man has particularly sought separation and supremacy over nature. Civilizations have ravished and plundered nature, regarding it as a utilitarian resource, based on their anthropocentric understanding of an effective world. Man had long before been granted control over the natural realm, and given the power to name and feed on other species, as mentioned in the Old Testament.


Paradoxically, the very conquest of nature, in combination with the alienation from it, promoted the idea of its sacredness. We have come to refer to nature in our quest to define the ideal; the natural represented virtue in that sense.


Today, one of the ways we have come to define nature is through terms such as “pristine” & “undisturbed by humans”. The photographs are an exploration of our estrangement from nature, our ambiguous definition of it, and our contradictory relationship with it, through the use of intervention and symbolism, in equivocal grounds where the natural and the social construct overlap.

Untitled, 2017

120x80cm

Edition of 5

Untitled, 2017

45x45cm

Edition of 5

Untitled, 2017

75x75cm

Edition of 5

Untitled, 2017

90x60cm

Edition of 5

Untitled, 2017

90x60cm

Edition of 5

Untitled, 2017

75x75cm

Edition of 5

Untitled, 2017

90x60cm

Edition of 5

Untitled, 2017

90x60cm

Edition of 5

Untitled, 2017

120x80cm

Edition of 5

Untitled, 2017

90x60cm

Edition of 5

Dichotomy

Origin

Naturalism

Pristine


Holism

Estrangement

Dominance

Ambivalence


Subjugation

Codependence


Utilitarianism

Anthropocentrism


Biocentrism

Transcendence

Vesica Piscis - Solo Exhibition at Galerie Janine Rubeiz, Lebanon

July 11 - 15, 2017

Vesica Piscis - Solo Exhibition at Galerie Janine Rubeiz, Lebanon

July 11 - 15, 2017

Vesica Piscis - Solo Exhibition at Galerie Janine Rubeiz, Lebanon

July 11 - 15, 2017

Using Format