Form is a concept. Form is a word that defines the shape, volume and contour of an object or space. Form is actualized as both substantial and insubstantial; the absence of form as abstraction, and at times, even liminal.
Images that emphasize form by way of lines, light, and shade convey the interrelationship between what is seen and what is hidden. The form found in photographic imagery contains what is known and separates it from the void of the unknown.
Photographed between 2010 and 2017, this selection of images is the result of photographs taken from experiences that intrigued me. Reviewing them years later, I found them connected by FORM or the lack thereof. I have expanded the work into a larger project on ‘Form and Formlessness’.
When exhibited, the pictures are printed with pigments on cotton rag, hand-stained, over-written and occasionally over-painted. Each image is a one-of-a-kind object that cannot be duplicated in the same manner.
PRESENTATION: Hand-toned Archival Pigment Prints on Cotton Rag, 8 x 10 inches, printed by the artist, hand-signed with date, signature embossed, stamped.
© Unni Krishnan Pulikkal S.