MONA KUHN: SHE DISAPPEARED INTO COMPLETE SILENCE - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER
(KUHN, MONA). Kuhn, Mona. Gottingen, GERMANY: Steidl, 2019. First Edition. 4to. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. As New/As New. 96pp, 60 illustrations in color and b&w. “Acclaimed for her intimate nudes, Mona Kuhn takes a new direction into abstraction in her latest publication, “She Disappeared Into Complete Silence”. Photographed at a golden modernist structure on the edge of Joshua Tree National Park, architectural lines, light reflections and a single figure have been carefully balanced against the backdrop of the California desert. The human figure in these images - Kuhn’s friend and collaborator Jacintha - emerges like a surrealist mirage, fragmented and indistinct, at times submerged in shadows or overexposed. The building’s facades of glass and mirrors serve as optical planes, an extension of the artist’s camera and lens. Light is split into refracting colors, desert vegetation grows sideways, inside is outside and outside in. Kuhn pushes a certain disorienting effect by introducing metallic foils as an additional surface, at times producing purely abstract results. The work marks Kuhn’s increasing use of techniques that appear to merge the figure, abstraction and landscape into one” A brand new, most handsome example additionally BOLDLY SIGNED by Mona Kuhn in ink.
Born in Brazil, photographer Mona Kuhn currently resides in Los Angeles. Through intimacy with her subjects, knowledge of traditional iconography, and technical mastery, Kuhn portrays the complexities of human nature, both tempting and provoking our imagination.
PLEASE NOTE: Copies of “She Disappeared Into Complete Silence” will be signed by Mona Kuhn at our event on Saturday, May 25th, and shipped beginning Tuesday, May 28th.
978-3958291805 Inventory Number: E000MKSDICS