Paul Wong

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He (Havana), 2011
Edition 1/5
Lightjet print mounted on 3/16 substrate
64 x 47”

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Luis Alberto Garcia(Havana), 2011
Edition 1/5
Lightjet print mounted on 3/16 substrate
64 x 47”

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Hoops (Havana), 2011
Edition 1/5
Lightjet print mounted on 3/16 substrate
64 x 47”

Shot on video and rendered as a grid of twenty-one photographic stills, each of the four works are portraits of individuals linked their minimal and dramatic sources of light illuminating the image. As portraits, the works suggest that a subject can only be caught in fleeting glances, and never in a single image. In particular, the sequence Hoops (Havana) shows a woman dancing, her hair tossed in different directions in each frame, selectively hiding and revealing her face as she moves to the music. While the images are still, we imagine frenetic movement between each of the frames, as if looking at the scene through a strobe light. These sequences underscore Wong’s interest in the aesthetics of light and movement, formal concepts fundamental to the medium of video.