17. 5. – 26. 6. 2016
The series of male portraits depicts a specific age and stage of mental evolvement, which the artist personally identifies with through the project. Ink stains freely referring to the ones from the Rorschach test can be distinguished in each artwork. These abstract shapes were produced during individual photographic sessions. While interpreting the scenes observed on the paper, the dialog became focused on the perception of self-transformation that occurs during the internal maturing of a man. The act of photography has slipped in to the level of psychological study. The blank page that acquires its content by bleeding ink has become the analogy for the portrayed face as a projection of personality traits and thought processes.
Dušan Kochol (1983) studied in London (Central Saint Martins and more) and he completed his doctoral studies at the Institute of Creative Photography in Opava. He is the founder of the photographic OFF_festival and the editor in chief of FORM magazine. „He is one of to the great hopes of the young generation of contemporary Slovak photography. His place in it is very specific, his works differ considerably from the dominant trends of today’s photography. Hardly anyone is willing to reveal in his photographs so much from his life and his relationships.” Prof. PhDr. Vladimír Birgus. www.dusankochol.com