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Chroma

John Divola

£32.00

Chroma by Californian artist John Divola is a large body of work made in the early 1980s which slips between symbolic meanings and actuality. Within the work Divola mixes geometry, nature and bright unnatural colours 

"Immediately after Zuma I made some rather straightforward photographs of the abandoned MGM Studios New York City... ​​Read More

Chroma by Californian artist John Divola is a large body of work made in the early 1980s which slips between symbolic meanings and actuality. Within the work Divola mixes geometry, nature and bright unnatural colours 

"Immediately after Zuma I made some rather straightforward photographs of the abandoned MGM Studios New York City back lot, in Culver City, Los Angeles.
These were in black and white. I then decided to try something entirely different and around 1980
I started a body of work about things you can’t photograph: Gravity, Magnetism, which way water drains, and the things I see when I press my eyes with the palms of my hands.
All of these images required the construction of some kind of visual metaphor.

[…] At the same time, I was switching from color negative that I was using for Zuma to large format color transparency. I had become aware that the early C-type color prints faded badly and was trying to use a new, more stable material. This was Cibachrome, which printed from transparencies. It was very industrial and artificial, with deep color saturation and contrast. It was a very flawed material for conventional images but with unique properties that I ended up embracing for the Chroma images."

Text from the interview by David Campany.

Published by Skinnerboox
Design by Federico Carpani
Text/Interview by David Campany
20 x 24cm
Hardcover
80 pages
1st Edition, 800 copies
February 2020
English
ISBN 978-8-8948953-3-9
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