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URBAN AUTOPSY


The continuing development of Johannesburg’s infrastructure has left it strewn with uprooted remains of several large trees. Often too heavy to remove, they lie silent in parks and on roadsides throughout the urban landscape. Created during 2010 / 2011 , the following series was inspired by these sculptural remains, often monolithic in size, strewn over the Johannesburg urban landscape. The initial process of photographic documentation tended to evoke the atmosphere of an autopsy. Through digital processing, the subject has the been sanitised and abstracted in portraying a grotesque and complex biomass, resembling studied human organs, looking microbial at times, cold red strokes to intimate the meditated cut of the surgical blade.

Heart

Digital Print on Archival Paper 600mm x 600 mm


Kidney

Digital Print on Archival Paper 600mm x 600 mm


Lung

Digital Print on Archival Paper 600mm x 600 mm


Biomass A

Digital Print on Archival Paper 600mm x 600 mm


Biomass B

Digital Print on Archival Paper 600mm x 600 mm


Biomass C

Digital Print on Archival Paper 600mm x 600 mm


Biomass D

Digital Print on Archival Paper 600mm x 600 mm


ABOUT THE ARTIST Marcel Rossouw has been active in the creative digital field since 1998. He finds creative output within various disciplines, ranging from photography to digital imaging and sound scapes. A theme of interest to the artist is the the impact of cultural and socio-economic change on urban city environment and it’s inhabitants, and the continuing redefinition of an increasingly dynamic and diversifying metropolis. All works are printed on HP Ultra Realistic Litho 270gsm archival paper and are available from the artist on request. Please contact Marcel via: eMail : marcel@molassesmedia.co.za Twitter : @marcelrsw All images Š Marcel Rossouw 2011

Catalogue: Urban Autopsy  

The continuing development of Johannesburg’s infrastructure has left it strewn with uprooted remains of several large trees. Often too heavy...

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