Alma Haser: Cosmic Surgery

Alma Haser (b.1989) is a German born and British based portrait photographer. Haser merges collage, inventive paper- folding techniques and photography in her practise. Expanding the dimensions of traditional portrait photography, she creates futuristic flattened-paper sculptures which are at once intriguing and disturbing.

Art Exhibition previously on at The Photographers' Gallery in Greater London, United Kingdom.
From Friday 08 July 2016 to Sunday 14 August 2016

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Her latest work experiments with photographic 3D sculptures using her unique origami paper folding technique.

Combining photography with collage and origami techniques, Haser’s work seeks to expand on traditional portraiture and reflect on the concerns of millennial and future generations. This will be the artist’s first UK solo exhibition and includes prints from her critically acclaimed series Cosmic Surgery (2014-16) alongside never before seen 3D portraits and free standing paper sculptures.

Inspired by notions of surveillance and the increasing prevalence of beauty treatments, Cosmic surgery is imagined as a medical procedure to help obscure one’s identity from watchful government eyes or simply as a form of aesthetic improvement. The final prints are a kaleidoscope of facial features and curious shapes both unsettling yet compelling in their intricateness and construction.

The exhibition coincides with the much anticipated launch of the second edition of Haser’s self-published pop-up book, priced at £35.00. Prices for framed works and sculptures start from £500 +VAT.