PHOTO GRAPHIC CONSTRUCTS

Galerie Le Chanjour, Nice, France
RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Triskel Arts Center, Cork, Ireland
Galway Arts Center, Ireland
Limerick City Gallery, Ireland
Birmingham Billboard Project. U.K
Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY

Midtown Self-Portrait
Midtown Self-Portrait. Toned hand print on resin-coated paper. 3ft x 8ft. 1989. Edition of 1. Collection of the Artist.
"The images in Photo Graphic Constructs form a vibrant collage of different cultures and conflicting histories. They invite the viewer into a new domain, one that we can recognise as Europe, but a Europe inflected by interaction with elements from outside. Across Ireland, France, Italy Spain, Morocco and Tunisia, they take us on imaginative journeys, exploring the intersections and juxtapositions between different cultural formations.

What looks like replication, simulation and mirroring in fact introduces difference. Symmetries turn out to be unbalanced and order harbors within itself a secret element of chaos. Both within and across these photo constructs, strange correspondences suggest themselves: the matching of a Mediterranean beach and a cemetery; an umbrella and a palm tree; a newspaper kiosk as a public confessional? In this way, Karl Grimes provokes a playful, questioning approach to the visual, an approach that also remains open to the erotic and sexual aspects of visual forms."
Soho Photo Gallery, New York.
Giovanni's First Temptation 1991
Giovanni's First Temptation. Toned hand print on resin-coated paper. 3ft x 8ft. 1991. Edition of 1. Private Collection.

Il Duomo, Florence
Il Duomo, Florence. Toned hand print on resin-coated paper. 3ft x 8ft. 1989. Edition of 1. Arts Council of Ireland Collection.

The Pleasure Tree
The Pleasure Tree. Toned hand print on resin-coated paper. 3ft x 8ft. 1990. Edition of 1. Private Collection.

Paulo at the Palace of NeftaPaulo at the Palace of Nefta. Toned hand print on resin-coated paper. 3.5ft x 8ft. 1989. Edition of 1. Private Collection.

Souk, Morocco
Souk, Zagora. Toned hand print on resin-coated paper. 3ft x 8ft. 1989. Edition of 1. Private Collection.

beach at Dalyan
Beach at Dalyan. Toned hand print on resin-coated paper. 3ft x 8ft. 1990. Edition of 1. Collection of the artist.

Omar at Tozeur
Omar at Tozeur. Toned hand print on resin-coated paper. 3ft x 7.5ft. 1989. Edition of 1. Collection of the artist.

Tom's Beach at Tavira
Tom's Beach, Tavira. Toned hand print on resin-coated paper. 3ft x 8ft. 1990. Edition of 1. Private Collection.

St Stephen's Green, Dublin
St Stephen's Green, Dublin
. Toned hand print on resin-coated paper. 3ft x 8ft. 1989. Edition of 1. Private Collection.

Virton in Versailles
Virton in Versailles. Toned hand print on resin-coated paper. 3ft x 8ft. 1989. Edition of 1. Collection of the artist.
Rocks, Sardinia
Rocks, Sardinia. Toned hand print on resin-coated paper. 3ft x 7ft. 1988. Edition of 1. Private Collection, Italy.

Pisa, Italy
Pisa, Italy. Toned hand print on resin-coated paper. 3ft x 4ft. 1989. Edition of 1. Private Collection

Inside the Palace of Nefta
Palace of Nefta. Toned hand print on resin-coated paper. 3ft x 4ft. 1989. Edition of 1. Private Collection

Palms at Zagora
Palms at Zagora. Toned hand print on resin-coated paper. 3ft x 4ft. 1988. Edition of 1. Private Collection

Casino Monte Carlo 1
Casino Monte Carlo. Toned hand print on resin-coated paper. 3ft x 4ft. 1989. Edition of 1. Private Collection

Casino Monte Carlo 2
Casino 2. Toned hand print on resin-coated paper. 3ft x 4ft. 1989. Edition of 1. Private Collection


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