Theresa Ortolani

Location: Brooklyn, NY
Nationality: USA
Biography: "Theresa Ortolani is that rare and particular type of artist who will not only consistently attempt to grow and define her work in ambitious and challenging ways, but she will ultimately succeed in making them happen – with an astute... MORE
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Copyright Theresa Ortolani 2024
Updated Oct 2015
Location Brooklyn, NY
Topics Abstract, Black and White, Borders, Conceptual, Decay, Decomposition, Dreams, Emotion, Energy, Fine Art, Freedom, Mixed Medium, Personal, Portraiture, Still life
2015 IPA/Lucie: Winner, Self-Published Book
2015 International Photo Awards: 
Fine Art, Book, Nudes, Still Life, Collage, Abstract
2015 Klompching Gallery FRESH 

[DE]COMPOS[ED] explores the systems and boundaries between binaries (text/image, conscious/unconscious, corporeal/spiritual) and focuses on the points at which these constructs converge, invert and decompose.

These lens-based images and drawings were crafted via various techniques: masking piercing, sewing, drawing, digital imaging, and printed in multiple layers. The original images vary in size, medium and technique. The final pieces were then reproduced, archival inkjet printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag and also included in a handmade, limited edition 7 x 7 inch, 50 plate artist book.

"When we deal with [Things] by using them and manipulating then, this activity is not a blind one; It has its own kind of sight, by which our manipulation is guided from." – Martin Heidegger, Being and Time
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