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R Block Portrait 1

R Block Portrait 2

R BLOCK
Nikolai Fine Art, New York
Rare Gallery, New York


R Block is a series of large color photographic prints based on a collection of indexed medical portraits from an abandoned medical archive in New York State.

Subjects pose in their Sunday best for pathological mug shots in an obscured history of occasions when disrupted lives were presented as special cases for medical scrutiny and collection. Domestic and institutional discourses intersect in anonymous portraits of 'dark celebrity'. Through a process of reworking with signs, symbols, stains and burnings, the images explore an ambiguous truth, a suggestion of untold narratives and identities.

25 C-prints. Various dimensions of 6 x 4 ft (183 x 122 cm) & 24 x 20 in (61 x 51cm).
Archive Series. 8 Light boxes.24 x 20 in (61 x 51cm). Editions of 2.

Collection of the artist & Nikolai Fine Art, New York.

 
From the exhibition 'R Block' From the exhibition 'R Block'

R Block Exterior

R Block Interior


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