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Apr 27 2016 - Jul 7 2016

Exhibition at the Griffin Museum’s Atelier Gallery at the Stoneham Theatre in Stoneham, MA

Klaus Enrique photographs different parts of the human anatomy that he shapes with different organic elements. He tells us “I saw a face where no face existed.” In each photograph he captures “our powers of abstraction, a power that is uniquely human.” [...]

“Working on a photograph in which I surrounded a human eye with thousands of dried leaves, I was struck by the idea for this project: “make face with leaves”, I wrote down.” says Enrique. After extensive research Enrique found out that someone had already created a similar idea, he explained, “Knowing that other people before and after Arcimboldo had done similar work was not reason enough for me to create my own series, however. For me the reason came from my own original moment of Pareidolia. I saw a face where no face existed. The reality was simply hundreds of leaves randomly arranged over a human eye. Yet my mind was telling me that a face was there.” 

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • Photography
  • Contemporary
  • Klaus Enrique

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