Holger Kilumets

  • Estonia (b. 1992 in Kuressaare)
  • Currently in London, United Kingdom.
  • Holger Kilumets (b. 1992) is an Estonian lens based artist currently living and working in London, United Kingdom.
Paper Sheet

Paper Sheet

  • 2014
  • Analogue Photograph
  • C-Type Print
  • 50 x 61 cm
  • Study of a Female Nude I - thumbnail Kodak Anniversary Beach Ball - thumbnail Reference Targets - thumbnail Trichromatic Vision Model - thumbnail Pruning - thumbnail Atlas - thumbnail Mimicry - thumbnail Palm Trees - thumbnail Paper Sheet - thumbnail Study of a Female Nude II - thumbnail Picket Fence - thumbnail Suprematist Composition - thumbnail Beach Balls - thumbnail Untitled (Red Shoes) - thumbnail Untitled (Black Shoes) - thumbnail Stereo (Spheres I and II) - thumbnail Untitled (Study in Yellow I and II) - thumbnail

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    Maps & Territories | 2014

Maps & Territories is an elaborate exploration of the meaning of representation through a series of slightly disparate images, designed to relate to each other through the notion of free association. Borrowing elements from the history of art, photographic practice and advertising imagery, the series attempts to reveal the fragility of the mechanisms that sustain representations and raise questions about photography’s role as a representational device. Representation, by its very definition, can’t be the thing it represents. Representations don’t merely recreate existing objects or elements of the phenomenal world; they beautify, improve upon, and universalise them. As a result, things get caught up in simulacrum, spectacle and fetish, creating a fictional world, a plastic postmodernity of illusions, appearances and images in which there is no capacity for a non-mediated relationship to reality. In the contemporary world more and more things first become visible to us via the images we see of them. There is a shift towards the process of the replacement of an object by its image and representations in the form of photographs have become the main devices through which we perceive and interpret the world around us. Because of this it seems vital to face the fundamental questions about the act of representation, its influence on our perception and understanding of reality and the habitus, modalities and the productive capacity of it.