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Alexia Psaltis Subsumed

Work by Alexia Psaltis
Work by Alexia Psaltis
Work by Alexia Psaltis
Work by Alexia Psaltis
Work by Alexia Psaltis

Subsumed is a series of portraits representing the threat to physical, spiritual and psychological identity from rampant industrialisation. The portraits identify how the dominance of industry removes individual human inspiration and imagination. We face a future of surreal, stunted landscapes populated by impaired humanity, symbolised by the replacement of human physicality with machinery. I photographed all the images of industrial structures, objects and landscapes that convey destruction and invasion. I layered these eclectic images with the human portraits to represent the unchecked, pervasive presence of industrial processes in our lives. We are consumed by industry and its detritus.

Influencing artists: Loretta Lux, Jeffrey Smart, Wolfgang Sievers, Rob Dobi

School

Hunter School of the Performing Arts

ARTEXPRESS year

2015

HSC year

2014

Process diary

Work by Alexia Psaltis
Work by Alexia Psaltis
Work by Alexia Psaltis
Work by Alexia Psaltis
Work by Alexia Psaltis
Work by Alexia Psaltis
Work by Alexia Psaltis