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Colorado Springs, CO
Fine Art Photography
The body- without adornment, enveloped by light. The most perfect expressive modality. Universally resonant. Unequivocally evocative. Inherently ambiguous.
As a photographic image-maker, I am endlessly captivated by the body’s power to move the viewer beyond the expected, the comfortable. I endeavor, in my images, to chart the boundaries between the body as phenomenon and the body as metaphor. It is at this boundary that the viewer encounters the ambivalence and dislocation of social values, the personal confusion of unresolved identity, and the innate discomfiture in shame-based cultural norms.
But it is equally important to invoke a dialogue with the history of figurative art; not merely as pastiche, but as aesthetic exploration. Much of this work derives from a recent period of prolonged research into the iconology of Renaissance paintings. Through being immersed in the art of this period, I found myself experiencing a sort of “awakening” in my approach to the human form. I have endeavored to explore various permutations of representing the body as expression, rather than as subject.
Randal Barbera has lived and worked throughout the United States and abroad. He has been a fine art photographer most of his adult life, and an arts educator for over 30 years at the college and high school levels. He currently resides in Colorado, spending a great deal of time in the American Southwest. More of his work can be seen at www.barberalightworks.com.
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