Klaus Enrique, The Reaping at Rebecca Hossack Gallery, New York
I came across Enrique's photographs of Arcimboldo's motifs - it is great to seem them portraied in a new way. As a painter these assembleges made from real things look like still-lifes ready to be painted. Conceptually his idea is interesting too "Painting has the inalienable ability to create a fantasy completely removed from reality," said Enrique. "Photography arguably lacks that trait, but in return it provides a picture of reality that the most consummate photorealist can hardly match. This series brings a fantasy back to life." I also find it interesting that the faces are famous people - 'Pushing beyond the realm of Arcimboldo's scope, Enrique's work has moved into the arena of contemporary visual culture through his reinterpretations of icons like Darth Vader, Princess Diana, and Ghandi.'
Klaus Enrique, Primavera (Medium), Photographic print, 30 x 40 in, Edition of 3