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Misunderstanding Focus: Stacked Cut Paper Collages from Photographs by Nerhol

Misunderstanding Focus: Stacked Cut Paper Collages from Photographs by Nerhol

In the original series captured by the collaborative team Nerhol, we were only able to see a glimpse of some of the 27 portraits that created over a span of a 3 minute time lapse of immobility. Here is a more extended version capturing the movement of each collaged portrait through the topographical layering and carving of the many photographs taken during this short interval. The stacking of each image after they have been cut, generates an effect where the image appears to be distorted and blurred. The resulting portrait series is a tribute to mortality rather than vanity - a gentle reminder that our bodies keep changing every second of every day!

Misunderstanding Focus by Nerhol

Misunderstanding Focus by Nerhol

Nerhol is the collaborative work of Yoshihisa Tanaka and Ryuta Iida, who come from backgrounds in graphic design and fine art respectively, in an effort to deepen the concepts behind their art and experiment in opening up new possibilities for artistic expression.