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michael jantzen

Santa Fe, NM, US

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Deconstructing My Wassily Chair
Deconstructing My Wassily Chair
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Deconstructing My Chairs

Deconstructing the Chairs

Michael Jantzen

© 2015

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Deconstructing My Chairs, is a series of photomontages that are part of a larger series of photomontages that visually deconstruct parts of the real world that we normally think of as stable and familiar. In this case, photos were taken with a digital camera of various kinds of chairs. These photos were then placed into a computer where they were isolated from their backgrounds. The isolated images were then randomly cut into pieces, and pasted back together in ways that reconstruct the original images into completely new forms. The new forms attempt to suggest ways in which the original chairs might take on new fanciful functions, as well as new hybrid images. The challenge is to retain just enough of the original chair image, so that the viewer can maintain some kind of a reference point of departure from it, to something new.

In all of the deconstruction series of photomontages, a simple system of cutting and pasting the images in the computer is invented and maintained throughout the process, so that the artist has the least amount of conscience control over the final outcome. In this way, the final image has a better chance of evolving into something never seen before, because the process in heavily based on editing accidents, rather then creating the image around preconceived ideas.

 
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Deconstructing My Camping Chair
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Deconstructing My Recliner Chair
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Deconstructing My Dinning Chair
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Deconstructing My Big Orange Plastic Chair
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Deconstructing My Lawn Chair
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Deconstructing My Blue Metal Chair
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Deconstructing My Pool Lounge Chair
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Deconstructing My Wicker Chair
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Deconstructing My Eames Chair
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Deconstructing My Folding Chair
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Deconstructing My Office Chair