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Acido Dorado: Illusions (triptych), 2014

Photograph

Pigmented ink on metallic paper

21 x 15.25 inches; 21 x 28 inches

Edition of 8

This work is signed on verso.

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    About The Work

    Mona Kuhn is acclaimed for her contemporary and intimate depictions of the nude. In Acido Dorado: Illusions, she takes the human form in a new direction by blurring the demarcation between figure and abstraction. Here, Kuhn shifts focus to integrate completely the female nude as another element of her raw material merged with light, shadow, and architecture, to create an intimate, mirage-like vignette.

Acido Dorado: Illusions was photographed at architect Robert Stone's secluded glass house located in California's Mojave Desert near Joshua Tree. Inspired by the early autumn light and elongated shadows in the desert at the beginning and the end of the day, the resulting prints are imbued with a fluid, dreamy palette of yellow, gold and blue.

    Kuhn's artful manipulations of light and reflection present the human form as no longer the central element to the work, seeming to expand it into a tangential vision. In Acido Dorado: Illusions, the figure is transformed into another surface upon which light moves—a surface which seems to capture the essence of the moment and reflect it back to us.

    Courtesy of The Lapis Press

    About Mona Kuhn

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