POSSESSIVE AND POSSESSED
You want it, desire it.
You capture it, but you can’t have it.
Again and again.
When its appearance is hidden, somehow its latent power emerges.
You come to realise you have always been shadowed by it,
even manipulated by it.
Things do not reveal themselves to us, but rather they reveal us to ourselves, often in unexpected ways.
By covering an item, we remove the signifier for the object and thus the associated signified meaning. The specificity of the object is lost and the relationship with it is all that is left. Photography itself can be thought of as a form of possession. By blocking the gaze is something else revealed?
Inkjet prints, mounted and framed, variable dimensions
Rakesh Mohindra is an artist who was born and brought up in London. In his practice he uses photography, video, sound and performance to explore themes of transition, identity, desire and loss. His research interests centre around the disruption of the viewer’s relationship with the photographic image. His work has been exhibited in several group shows, including the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015 at the National Portrait Gallery.
Rakesh Mohindra是一名出生并生活在伦敦的艺术家。他的实践运用摄影，录像，声音及行为表演去探索转变，身份，欲望和失去的议题。他的研究兴趣围绕对观者与摄影图像关系的干扰。他的作品曾多次展出，包括在国家肖像美术馆的2015年Taylor Wessing摄影肖像奖展览。