Recent history
2016 - 2019

In historical terms, the stretchiness of the word "recent" leads to an inherent unease. On the geological time scale, Ancient Rome is quite recent, while in the 21st century, bound encyclopedias – once the pride of 20th century suburban bookshelves – are outmoded. Encyclopedias brought busts of Augustus to the masses. Now, carefully preserved classical artifacts are available as high-quality digital archives on the internet.

In the Recent history project, which evolved from mid 2016 to 2019, I digitally processed sampled photographs of classical statuary from the internet with self-made auto-scans of landscape and botanical imagery ripped from discarded encyclopedias and reference books.

Untitled landscapes

2015 - 2017

Digitally processed compositions using sampled landscape imagery.




© 2019 tchmo