Roberto Kusterle

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Roberto Kusterle
Chorus (from the series: Dialogues of Nature), 2012

 

As I vacantly scanned my bookshelf this evening, I found a flyer advertising a photography exhibition in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It was only a postcard I picked up in the capital last April while roaming the cafes and shops by the river, but it inspired a brief Google hunt for more of the Italian artist’s black and white photographs.

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Birds have always represented something contradictory for me and Kusterle seems to play with this notion. This photograph shows birds as fragile and dependent on the human being , but the subject’s submissive position makes them appear dominant at the same time. I wonder what he is trying to say? Perhaps that humans have tried to separate themselves from nature with critical consequences?

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This last photograph seems to be somehow different to the first two, it is evocative of a sculpture like the others, but this one doesn’t seem quite as frail. It hints at unity and something quite mythological – like a piece from ancient Greece perhaps. But still it’s hard to fathom completely. I love ambiguous photography like Kusterle’s, it’s fine art, photography and sculpture all at the same time and completely resists categories.

I’d love to know what others think…

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