The Diptycha Project
Sorting and cropping photos of my travels, I realised at one point that some of the artificial man-made subjects in my collection complemented the natural ones. I found similar structures in subjects created by nature and others created by humans. The same applied to the compositions and axes within the photos. As I began to experiment with different combinations, I was intrigued to see that marrying certain images changed the way I viewed them completely - at the meta level. New meanings became visible through confrontation of the previously individual single shots that I had intended to be stand-alone. Hence, the idea for this project was born.
A promethean question about the Anthropocene began to arise. A debate that addresses spiritual and philosophical questions about mankind and its obsession with upward spiraling progress as well as global growth issues such as abundance and mass consumption. As a visual thinker, I used repetitive or synergistic axes within the composition as guiding elements to sculpt the messages I attempt convey to the viewer. This results in impressions that visually bear testimony to something that seems to evade language.
This project has been featured by Monster Children - an Australian lifestyle magazine // Click here to read the article ...
© Victor A. Kuebart