Transfiguration, Impossible Human Figures – by @BenHopper

 

Transfiguration, 3D Human Figures - by Ben Hooper - be artist be art magazine
Transfiguration, 3D Human Figures – by Ben Hooper

Transfiguration, 3D Human Figures – by Ben Hooper

 

Transfiguration, 3D Human Figures - by Ben Hooper - be artist be art magazine
Transfiguration, 3D Human Figures – by Ben Hooper

 

The first photo shoot with dancer Alejandra Baño dates back to November 2012. That shoot was an experiment but something happened there.Like a mask, the layers of body paint and powder disguise the identity and release something animalistic from within. It also creates a sculptor / painting looking figure, more abstract and less human.

Transfiguration, 3D Human Figures - by Ben Hooper - be artist be art magazine
Transfiguration, 3D Human Figures – by Ben Hooper – be artist be art magazine

‘Transfiguration’ explores the process of capturing live movement, photographing international contemporary circus artists and dancers in interesting and provocative ways.
Like a mask, layers of body paint and powder disguise the identity of the subject, showcasing the unique physicality and exploring the spirit of each performer.

Transfiguration, 3D Human Figures - by Ben Hooper - be artist be art magazine
Transfiguration, 3D Human Figures – by Ben Hooper

“Photographer Ben Hopper‘s “Transfiguration” project transforms his subjects into living sculptures. Each photo is charged with kinetic energy, only heightened by the bold streaks of body paint and splatters of white powder. Some of the photographs look like cubist paintings because of the contrast between black, white, and human flesh along with the seemingly impossible angles and feats of flexibility performed by the subjects. The body paint looks almost like strokes of charcoal, creating depth while also the illusion of two-dimensionality.”

Beautiful/Decay

Transfiguration, 3D Human Figures - by Ben Hooper - be artist be art magazine
Transfiguration, 3D Human Figures – by Ben Hooper

 

 

“Hopper challenges art through his photography by engaging bodies, faces and people in general within his settings.”

EverythingWithATwist

Transfiguration, 3D Human Figures - by Ben Hooper - be artist be art magazine
Transfiguration, 3D Human Figures – by Ben Hooper

“…more like 3D Jackson Pollock paintings or John Chamberlain sculptures than human beings.”

The Huffington Post

Transfiguration, 3D Human Figures - by Ben Hooper - be artist be art magazine
Transfiguration, 3D Human Figures – by Ben Hooper

Transfiguration, 3D Human Figures – by Ben Hooper

 

 

 

 

Transfiguration, 3D Human Figures – by Ben Hooper

 

 

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