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Polyp, USA, 2004
Description : Archival pigment print
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Weight : 0.5 kg0 kg
Time required : from 8 to 15 days
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Polyp a photograph by Norwegian artist Christian Houge.

It is part of the “Evolution” project, which aims at reinterpreting evolutionary study through the lens of contemporary photography. Developed over a course of two decades, “Evolution” explores the hidden beauty that lies in the perfection through imperfection that can be found in Nature.

Fascinated by the long and tedious process of systemizing and categorizing the thousands of species developed by entomologists and paleontologists, the artist (who himself collects everything from skeletons and horns, rat embryos, human skulls and animals in formaldehyde) has drawn inspiration from these collections that fuse mystery, art and science. The in-depth book on human anatomical study made by Leonardo Da Vinci in the years 1500 has also had a great influence on his work. “Da Vinci’s study of osteology and myology was not only a secretive and groundbreaking work, it was also art” says Houge who also quotes the Italian humanist and scientist Celio Calcagnini (1479-1541): “Sunt Quaedam formosa adeo, deformia si sint: Et tunc cum multum displicuere, placent” (Some things are beautiful just because they are distorted: they please us through the discomfort they create).

In this project, Houge has used everything from large format camera to macro lenses as well as organic material and several different, very playful, techniques.

Like most of his photographic series, Houge explores the relation between nature and culture, and pursues his investigation of the beautiful and the brutal, the organic and the artificial. Each viewer’s reality and former experience will determine his/her reaction to each individual image and series. In the taboos that arise in many of these series and the strong visual impact they create, Houge likes to generate cognitive dissonance in the viewer, torn between conflicting emotions.

To learn more about the "Evolution" project, read Artistics' interview with Christian Houge (link to the interview).

Polyp, USA, 2004

Description : Archival pigment print
Available dimensions
Weight : 0.5 kg0 kg
Time required : from 8 to 15 days
The number of bullets denotes the number of editions defined by the artist himself.
: blue bullet, edition available for sale founded or to be founded.
: red bullet, edition already sold.
540 €1,400 €
This piece of work is already in your basket. If you choose to add it, it will automatically change the quantity. (Countries differences in VAT rates require as many invoices as expedition points).
If you choose to add this piece of work to your basket, it will automatically replace the existing piece unless if it made by the same artist. (Countries differences in VAT rates require as many invoices as expedition points).
A question ?

Contact our experts on +33 (0) 1 40 28 92 28

Our guarantees :
  • Certificate of authenticity signed by the artist
  • Secure payment
  • Money back guarantee (valid a fortnight within EU)
  • Delivery by specialized transporter
  • Delivery insurance included in shipping costs
  • Shipping costs based on delivery destination
Virtual view :
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