Underwater Study

“Dysmorphobia”

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Description

Artist Comments

“The Narcissus complex was first ingrained in Greek mythology and subsequently appropriated by the Romans within their own mythology dubstep. Throughout history, tribes have demanded a specific appearance or certain standards of beauty, often dictated by patriarchal enforcement. The current global society merely consists of many larger tribes, connected through the illusory hyperreality of the internet, and at the not-so-transparent claws of industry.

Standards of beauty, specific body features, and the quest for contentment through physical appearance have been commercialized for centuries. Ancient Greek standards of beauty have permeated all Western cultures and provided an irresistible opportunity for commerce to monetize a false perception of beauty. Since very few humans fit the idealized physiognomy, it is implied that we should spend large sums on a myriad of beauty products, diets, instantaneous surgical transformations, snake oil remedies, and trendy exercise contraptions; a false perception leading billions of customers to embrace the poisoned cool-aid of the industry.

Social media, the fantasy world of non-connections with its cruel judgmental pathology and constant peer pressure, has encouraged us to alter our appearance in order to be accepted in whatever sub-tribe we seek to join. As another highly profitable branch of industry, with data mining, manipulations, and intrusions, social media has idolized false standards of beauty, often leading to a self-destructive sense of self, further isolation, and an escape into a fantasy world.”


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Creation Process

The “Dysmorphobia” image is an actual photograph and what the camera recorded at the time of capture. It is not created on a computer. The distorted abstract reflection of the subject matter is created by ripples in the water surface, distorting the mirror effect seen underwater. The image is rotated 90 degrees in reference to the surface of the water. You can read more about the Underwater Study series in this link.
 

Dysmorphobia

Dysmorphobia refers to a subjective feeling of ugliness in a person of normal appearance. It may occur as part of a schizophrenic psychosis, an affective disorder, or as an obsessional or phobic-like complaint. 

Dysmorphophobia, also known as body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), is primarily characterized by fixation on an imaginary flaw in physical appearance.
 
 

Signature Collection

Our Signature Collection is designed to be at the very pinnacle of image quality and fine art presentation. We make no compromise in terms of image quality, material or craftsmanship.

Signature Edition photographs are offered in limited edition runs of 150 large-format fine art prints and TruLife Acrylic pieces. Once the edition sells out, there will never be another reprint of that photograph. 

Each piece is handcrafted to absolute perfection, using only the finest museum-grade art materials in the world, signed, numbered and presented with a unique Certificate of Authenticity. Each Certificate of Authenticity has a unique edition number and is handwritten and signed by the Artist.

“Dysmorphobia” is offered in exquisite art mediums and art presentations; Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag, the industry-leading museum quality DIASEC® TruLife™ Acrylic and as Gallery Exhibition Piece.

You can ensure that your chosen art piece will be treasured for generations to come.

 

Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag

With an aesthetic and feel mimicking that of F-type smooth satin fiber paper from the darkroom, Platine Fibre Rag Paper from Canson Infinity sets a new benchmark for printing in the digital age.

Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre 100% cotton paper has the latest microporous coating along with the classic platinum/platine finish providing the aesthetic and feel of the original F-Type Baryta Fibre paper, having a true pure white tone without using optical brighteners.

The 310 gsm paper has a thickness of 15.6 mil and is rated with a whiteness of 89.12%.

Your fine art print is shipped in a tube – ready for framing.

We offer free international shipping on all Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag fine art prints.

 

 

DIASEC® TruLife™ Acrylic Art Piece

TruLife™ is a revolutionary single-sided, anti-reflective, abrasion-resistant acrylic, developed specifically for DIASEC® mounting. It delivers the highest-resolution viewing experience possible.

The DIASEC® TruLife™ acrylic face mount offers an incredibly modern and brilliant display that no other art presentation can match. Each piece is handcrafted to absolute perfection.

The FujiFlex Crystal Archive art medium is professionally mounted face-first onto 1/8″ TruLife™ acrylic with 1/8″ plexi backer. The adhesive used in a real Diasec is a silicon adhesive combined with a proprietary product that ensures a complete and permanent bond.

Each piece is delivered with a Metal Inset Frame for effortless hanging on delivery.

We ship these exquisite art pieces worldwide.

  • Museum grade acrylic for DIASEC® process
  • Anti-reflective. Virtually eliminates reflections
  • 99% UV protection
  • Anti-static properties minimizes dust on viewing side
  • Abrasion resistance thanks to durable hard coat
  • Shatter resistance

Unlike sticky film based acrylic face mounts that look similar, Diasec is engineered to never separate, peel, or fail. 



Diasec® is a museum approved method of print preservation and presentation.

 

Gallery Exhibition Piece

  • Fujiflex Crystal Archive Art Medium
  • Aluminum Backing
  • Custom Black Piano Lacquer Frame
  • Clarity AR Glass.

Fujiflex Crystal Archive

Fujiflex Crystal Archive is a highly specialized and superior photographic material. Fujiflex is a silver halide based polyester that produces exceptionally high quality, high gloss photographic prints that contain vivid colors and remarkable archival properties.

Unlike inkjet printing, printing to Fujiflex Crystal Archive is a specialized process using Chromira LED exposure technology. Photographs are not printed to the Fujiflex polyester material, they are exposed into the silver halide base with red, green and blue LED globes. The exposed Fujiflex is then processed in photographic chemistry to produce archival Digital C type photographic prints that we feel show the true beauty of our photographs.

Print size: 150 x 94 cm (59″ x 37″)

Aluminum Backing

The Fujiflex Crystal Archive photographic material is mounted to a solid aluminum backing plate. This solution ensures a perfectly flat mount and a photograph which looks perfect from every viewing angle. 

Custom Black Lacquer Frame

The “Dysmorphobia” art piece is delivered with a Custom Black Piano Lacquer Frame which perfectly compliments the photograph. 

Frame Dimensions: 156 x 100 cm (61″ 1/2″ x 39 1/2″)

Clarity AR 70 glass by Larson Juhl

The Clarity glass by Larson Juhl is an invisible, anti reflective glass which educes reflections to less than 1% – allows viewing of artwork as intended – showcasing the true colors without any distortions. 

 

Shipping and Delivery

Norwegian Collectors:
Gallery Exhibition pieces are delivered to our Collectors in the Thor Fine Art Gallery. Our gallery is located in Telemark, Norway.

Alternatively, we offer personal courier services delivering your art piece directly to your home. Contact us today to receive a quote on delivery.

International Collectors:
Please consider ordering a DIASEC® TruLife™ acrylic art piece.

Our creation process is slow, meticulous and artisanal.

Additional information

Art Medium

Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag Print (unframed), DIASEC® TruLife™ Acrylic Art Piece

Size

91 x 57 cm (36" x 22 1/4"), 114 x 71 cm (45" x 28"), 152 x 96 cm (60" x 38"), 156 x 100 cm (61" 1/2" x 39" 1/2")