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YukenTeruya is an artist based in New York. He works with various materials such as toilet paper rolls, paper shopping bags and butterfly chrysalises. His ideas often reflect life and history of Okinawa, his homeland. Simplicity and extravagance mingled in these works of surprising amplitude. Using only common paper objects and ambient light, Yuken Teruya created entire solar systems and lifecycles. When cutting out portraits of trees he uses a photograph and strictly follows it. It becomes a lifecyclefrom tree to paper to product and back to become a tree again. A holistic approach realted to Japanese tradition.
Henrik Strömberg (b. 1970) is based in Berlin since 15 years. His work is photography based, but ultimately deals with the deconstruction and transformation of the photographic image, both in terms of surface and content, he initiates a process in which the image is removed from its context, its referent and expected narrative; Strömberg further explored this through the arrangements and combination of works; with the intention to create ambiguous narrations, formations of details, or a kind of temporary entropy.
In his more recent works, sculptural characteristics are increasingly evident. The smooth surface of the photograph becomes objectified with the addition of pigment and paint, opening, as it were, a visual window in the background which remains there, undefined. But Strömberg’s work also incorporates a dialogue with physically existing sculptures, with their nature and all their qualities. As the title suggests, for the Statues (2015) series he took photos of statues and monuments and cutup the resulting negatives, leavingonly fragments of the original.