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Caline Aoun

BEIRUT/LONDON

CALINE AOUN, Pine Needles (detail), 2015, 4000 copper casts of a pine needle, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Grey Noise, Dubai.


While gravity defines sculpture as much as light does photography, digital images flatten objects and atmosphere alike into immaterial data—only to return as physically printed apparitions mounted on surfaces all around us. The nettlesome creations of Caline Aoun toy with this disjuncture, heightening the material properties of pictures and the imagistic properties of sculptures, to the point of being neither one nor the other. Blue Paperplane (2015), for instance…

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