richard misrach

The Mysterious Opacity of Other Beings

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    richard misrach

    The Mysterious Opacity of Other Beings

    Misrach has rarely ventured into portraiture; this work is his first to focus exclusively on the human figure. Each photograph features one or more individuals crisply rendered from a distance, as they seem to levitate among turquoise waves, isolated from everything save the shifting patterns of the ocean. There is ambiguity and a sense of the uncanny in the figures suspended in the water: are they approaching the shore or moving away from it? Each image is presented both as full frame and as a series of enlarged details that enable the viewer to linger on each individual’s complete surrender of their body to the sea—a seductive melding of human and nature.