farras abdelnour

Photographer, researcher, mathematician, neuroscientist musician
  
Morphed City
Location: New York
Nationality: USA
Biography: A New York-based freelance photographer specializing in fine arts and documentaries, Farras was born in Germany to Syrian parents. In July 2017 he finished the graduate program in digital photography at the School of Visual Arts, New York. Farras... read on
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Morphed City
Credits: farras abdelnour
Date of Work: 02/01/18 - Ongoing
Updated: 02/20/20
Location: New York City
Morphed City

What is reality? And whose reality is it? I explore the answers to these existentialist questions via mathematical tools which morph images into aesthetic, abstract, painterly notions. Unremarkable artifacts of everyday life act as portals; a wall, a fence, a sidewalk. I then commence an ethereal journey probing otherworldly, equilateral shapescapes of enchanting hues, where the transformed images’ painterly quality guides the viewers to an alternate, dreamy world. As a symbol of equality, a square shape is used in this work to examine and metamorphose innocuous reality into notional, metaphysical forms suggesting parity, sameness across the tribes.

GESTE Paris Binary/Non Binary, 2018, projected
Santa Fe, Color Cue: Explorations in Perception, 2018, projected

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Life on L line

By farras abdelnour — A few years ago, summer of 2012, I visited the industrial part of Bushwick, Brooklyn, for a popup one day photo exhibition. The neighborhood felt..
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Dusk Dialogue at 40.582N, 73.818W

By farras abdelnour — Search for sparsity and pushing the boundaries of emptiness are the main thrusts behind this project. I explore the sky/ocean division via a..
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Transients

By farras abdelnour — Anonymous flocks of commuters and tourists converge into New York’s Grand Central Terminal’s main concourse. The commuters are distracted,..
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Kenya, May 2016

By farras abdelnour — Images taken in Kenya early May 2016. Wildlife photos were shot in Maasai Mara National Reserve , south. Remaining images were shot in the..
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The unfolding of Coney Island

By farras abdelnour — Coney Island was once upon a time an outer barrier island, separated from Brooklyn by the Coney Island creek. Construction of the Belt Parkway led..
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