One photographer captures a forgotten brain collection at the University of Texas

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 11 December 2014

It was while on assignment photographing for Scientific American at the University of Texas that Adam Voorhes discovered a forgotten collection of 100 brains, all preserved in jars of formaldehyde. After his discovery, Voorhes soon became obsessed with documenting them ‘to reveal their oddities, textures, and otherworldly essence’. Over three days, Voorhess and two others […]

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The surreal photography of Yung Cheng Lin

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 9 May 2014

Yung Cheng Lin is a Taiwanese photographer who has a knack for creating incredibly surreal and thought-provoking photos on his Flickr account. Take a look at this selection and you’ll see how he manipulates body parts, everyday objects and light to tell a story. I’m not sure what story he’s telling since his photographs are […]

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The art of body politics: a new series by Matthew Stone

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By Colin Archdeacon in New Art on Tuesday 25 June 2013

Sometimes art is most moving when it challenges us to reevaluate our identity. London artist Matthew Stone’s latest show at Subliminal Projects in LA does just that by taking viewers on a guided tour through the minefield of body politics. Through sly juxtapositions and heartfelt portraiture, Stone is able to destabilize some of the most […]

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Subversive human body collages by Linder Sterling

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 30 April 2013

Visual artist Linder Sterling has a flair for exaggerating and reconfiguring the human body in her subversive collages. These are some pretty brash, and in-your-face works — and they pretty much speak for themselves. Here, have a look.

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New photography by Lucia Pizzani

Mariana Monteagudo Contributor

By Mariana Monteagudo in New Art on Sunday 3 February 2013

Lucia Pizzani’s artwork addresses the impermanent condition of the body by exploring its inner and outer spaces. The idea of the threshold is central in an attempt to visually represent points of entry. The notions of fracture, anxiety and transit are also present in a process guided by action, movement and transformation of the surface […]

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The Body: new photography by Helen Pynor

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By Sara Sweet in New Photography on Wednesday 14 November 2012

Helen Pynor is a photographer whose work depicts what appears to be underwater worlds with floating organs and objects. Some of Pyrnor’s works contain delicate text with remedies for aches and pains. The images seem to highlight the fragility of the human body as the organs float in an endless but calm void, creating a range of conflicting emotions. The photographs have an intriguing tranquil effect as they almost appear to be moving in slow motion amongst the unfamiliar space.

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