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Zeshan Ahmed works with exploiting the notions unique to practical conception of photography itself. His work questions the perception of photography’s materiality, objectivity and spatial complexity. Using photographically formed images in a sculptural manner, his intent is to make images which can be seen as dynamic and independent objects.
In this work titled To see the sky as it ‘Truly’ is, Ahmed questions the elemental condition of indexicality. With the blue sky being an illusion itself, Ahmed’s project examines the indexical claims of photography. In another project Sunyata the artist approaches the subject of emptiness as the lack of the subject in the photograph. Sunyata refers to the idea that all things are empty of intrinsic existence and natural understanding but at the same time acknowledges it. Picking up on the contrast in the meaning of the word, Ahmed attempts to shift the gaze from what is in the photograph to what the photograph is.
TO SEE THE SKY AS IT 'TRULY' IS (2016)
OUT BEYOND THE IDEAS (2016)