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Mirrored - MASLEN & MEHRA
Solo Exhibition
16/12/06 - 27/01/07
Galeria Sicart
Carrer de la Font, 44
08720 Vilafranca del Penedès (Barcelona)
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n an age of digital photography and Photoshop trickery, Maslen & Mehra have found themselves immersed in traditional, manual photographic techniques. Creating their photographic work is quite a layered process. They start by photographing the subject matter: for example, for the series in California/ Nevada, they photographed people in London and then fabricated mirrored sculptures based on these original photographs. The real people were photographed in busy urban areas such as Liverpool Street Station and Oxford Street, London. They captured the body language and movement of anonymous people in the throes of their busy working lives.

The sculptures were then set up in various compositions in different contexts and then re-photographed with a medium format film camera. The resulting medium format transparencies are drum-scanned to the maximum size files in order to create high quality prints on aluminium or duratrans (transparency for light-box). The large-scale light-boxes are re-cycled and refurbished advertising displays from the London Underground. They have chosen to re-use existing boxes, shifting the context and meaning of a familiar urban object.

The solo exhibition by Maslen & Mehra, taking place at Galeria Sicart Spain features work created in a diverse range of locations. These include locations in London, Ramsey Island Wales, Australia and the Mojave Desert and Redwood Forests of Nevada and California, USA.

'As is announced metaphorically by the mirrored images. Nature is much more vast and mighty. It marks the human beings living within its realm, and not the other way around.' quote from Mirrored - the photography of Maslen & Mehra by Eugen Blume the Chief Curator of the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum

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