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  • Laziza Rakhimova

Destruction

Updated: Sep 15

These photo paintings are created with light and chemistry using 4x5 and 8x10 negatives. They represent an interplay between the refraction of light and the colors embedded in the different types of negatives.


I destroy the negative to create a color section that contrasts with the blurred lines it surrounds creating pulsating, hazy forms that give the negative a sense of movement and depth to conjure the crystallization of rocks, soil erosion, contamination of water and flood waves.


Many of the images are inspired by the color field painting of Rothko, the cadmium red of Judd characterized by simplified compositions of geometric shapes in unbroken color with muddied edges between the blocks of color.



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