My interest in Lucas Samaras is because of his Photo Transformations created by manipulating the wet dye on the poloroid photographic film. While the poloroid images are drying the surface is scratched, rubbed and scraped to disturb the image and create dramatic changes in the image presented.
A lot of his images are close up photographs of his own face, hands – yet others are elaborately presented theatrical scenes. Although these works are from the 1970’s they remain fresh and current with society of the present day’s compulsion towards selfie taking.
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The Met Museum (n.d.). Photo-Transformation, Lucas Samaras. [online] Metmuseum.org. Available at: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/265049 [Accessed 2 Apr. 2019].