hybrydsPhotographer Male Aarschot, Flemish Brabant, Belgium
My Website: hybrydsMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/hybryds
Mayhem # 1182200
Dark images from a paganistic past. The viewer gets submerged in a hyper realistic world . The nightmares from one person can be the sweet wishful dreams of another.The images refer to mythical times, they become speechless, recognizable in the unconscious. Women, naked, painted, decorated, besmeared, in bondage, rubber or leather, they look/glance not ashamed in the lens from the camera, or languished turn away their looks, to the other side. They sojourn in bizarre dimensions in worlds who are only known in the collective unconscious of humanity. The models are the witches of our times, they look and decide themselves how they will appear in front of the camera.Their look and attitude become the basics for the work of art. The artist is nothing but the translator, the interpretator, the chronicler. He makes their being complete with his unconscious images. So they become on the digital canvas, a reaction against the monotheistic culture.The works have an almost alchemistic character. Out of the warm colors and organic shapes bubble up hidden symbols to the front.The female forces from the paganistic culture are central in the work. After the first visual shock, a fascination comes into existence. The themes are dark and disquieting. They are full of contradictions, decay, decline and beauty, chaos and creation, pain and pleasure. One needs contradictions to compare , to weigh. You can only know and understand beauty if you also know ugliness. The present male monotheistic culture gets confronted with its female counterpart, out of a far past: Paganism, the culture where fertility, women, magic and dreams are centralized. In a first superficial view, the viewer gets attracted to the cliché of female nudes, afterwards he gets submerged into an atavistic universe.The woman becomes an archetype; de seducer, the demon, the girl, the whore, the slave, the mistress, the priest, the mother… She finds her power in centuries old rituals. She gets rid of her present symbol. She steps across the fashion-icon she must be in this present time.Her naked body restores the balance between male and female forces. Everything she is standing for in this culture she will destroy and accentuate.Some viewers will find it shocking and confusing, others will find it fascinating. On the paper, the centuries old contradictions become truth.