Honorable Mention / 2018 / Fine Art / Abstract

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    Kaamna Patel
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“…. just because we close our eyes to the unceasing variation of every physical state, we are obliged when the change has become so considerable as to force itself on our attention,to speak as if a new state were placed alongside the previous one. " - Henri Bergson In April 2015, I decided to move back to India from Paris by surface and after an untimely shutter failure on my Beautyflex66, I dropped my phone, which also happened to be my backup go-to camera. As the screen smashed, I couldn’t quite ‘see’ the photos I was making. These abstractions are a speculation on oscillating perception & interchangeable realities, a celebration of the inaccuracies presented by digital devices and of the opportunities presented by everyday irregularities.

Kaamna in a visual artist currently based in India. She has photographed extensively across the world for clients & publications, and her work has been exhibited as part of solo & group shows in France & India since 2009. In addition to this, she has designed & self-published two limited edition books in her career. Born in Mumbai, India, Kaamna received a scholarship to study Photography at Parsons The New School of Design Paris, now called Paris College of Art, for whom she is currently the ambassador in Asia. She is deeply influenced by ancient Indian concepts of time as a continuum and perception as illusion, particularly by how these concepts animate the whimsical, inexplicable, yet inevitable human experience. Kaamna has worked in association with collaborators & galleries in India, France & the UK, and has contributed to and has been featured in publications worldwide. http://kaamna.com