Vesica Piscis 


Vesica Piscis explores the false dichotomy and the detachment of mankind from nature.


Humans have perpetually sought separation and supremacy over nature. Civilizations have ravaged and plundered nature, regarding it as a utility and a resource. This was accentuated during the age of The Enlightenment, when some philosophers pushed for a radical separation between the material world and the cognitive or spiritual realm, and the onset of industrialization for the retreating of nature in favor of human expansion.


Paradoxically, the very conquest of nature, in combination with the alienation from it, promoted the idea of its sacredness. Humanity started referring to nature in their quest to define the ideal; the natural represented virtue in that sense. Today, one of the ways we have come to define it is through terms such as "pristine" and "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 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

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