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»Metamorpha #«

York Wegerhoff

The experimental portraits of Metamorpha # lends its name from the process of metamorphosis (german: Metamorphose; Verwandlung). In the process of the Metamorpha # the protagonists are running through two photographic steps. Each model is photographed by York Wegerhoff by a conceptual idea and underwent a specific make-up process by the make-up artist Servullo Medez. The protagonists are non-professional models, friends or acquaintances who were chosen by Mendez and Wegerhoff from their daily lives.
The portraits of Metamorpha # appear enclosed within darkness. Various outlines of the face, patches of skin, strands of hair, the colour of the lips or the eyes. The viewer experiences a confusion between light reflected and light captured, is unsure of what left from the first session and what arose new in the image of Metamorpha.
The composition of these two steps of procedure are created via a primarily analogue production without any digital manipulation or retouching. In this time shifted process of overlaying the own portrait creates a new intangible being – a mystical portrait icon.
In the celtic mythology you find an entrance in an other world under the bottum of a water for instance of a spring. The reflected face in the surface of a water doesn’t belong anymore to this world. It is part of the world under the water. The mystical portraits of Metamorpha are alike that face.
Metamorpha #Trikolore stands for tolerance and equality of the religions and takes reference to the thought of the Enlightenment and the Ringparable by Ephraim Lessing.
Find further details on the website of Carpentier Galerie.

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Sep 16 — Oct 14, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, Sep 15, 7 pm
Finissage: Saturday, Oct 14, 3 – 7 pm. The artist is present.

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Meinekestraße 13, 10719 Berlin
[Wilmersdorf | Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf]

Opening hours: Tue – Fri 4 – 6 pm. On Friday, Oct 13 from 4 – 7 pm.

Admission free

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