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CASSANDRA KAPSOS

CASSANDRA KAPSOS

Artist Work

Untitled 12 (Kitchen series)
2011
Digital c-print
16x24 inches
Lines of Light 2
2011
Digital c-print
16x24 inches
Untitled 3 (Kitchen Wall series)
2011
Digital c-print
24x16 inches
Triptych of Light
2011
Digital c-print
36x48 inches
Yellow Light
2011
Digital c-print
16x24 inches
Untitled 2 (Kitchen Wall series)
2011
Digital c-print
24x16 in

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

In “The Poetry of Light” series, I focused on the ordinary wonders in a day and reconsidered the light in my personal space. I found that taking the time to practice perception and to be present was a chance to discover the visual poetry in my immediate environment. Watching the light and shadow on the wall were meditative moments, when I thought to practice presentness in a busy, technically involved world. Presentness is being able to be observant and hyper sensitive to all aspects of space, time, and interaction within an environment. Hyper sensitive refers to the body and senses being excessively sensitive to the surroundings. The light and shadows on the wall was a metaphysical moment in the sense that I could see something important outside of myself, and think about its existence. The light made me consider the infinite possibilities of space and time throughout a day, and that everyday will be different from the next due to the settle changes of the earth. The act of being present in the space allowed me not only to break down and layer the light and shadows into the simplest forms, to capture the abstracted images in my visual experience. My aim is to evaluate what it means to observe in the contemporary everyday and use my imagination to create from my observations. The installed images are meant to be a meditation in perception of present time and space. My intent is for the viewer to want to investigate the images and the space they occupy, and be present themselves in the moment of viewing. Cassandra KapsosIn “The Poetry of Light” series, I focused on the ordinary wonders in a day and reconsidered the light in my personal space. I found that taking the time to practice perception and to be present was a chance to discover the visual poetry in my immediate environment. Watching the light and shadow on the wall were meditative moments, when I thought to practice presentness in a busy, technically involved world. Presentness is being able to be observant and hyper sensitive to all aspects of space, time, and interaction within an environment. Hyper sensitive refers to the body and senses being excessively sensitive to the surroundings. The light and shadows on the wall was a metaphysical moment in the sense that I could see something important outside of myself, and think about its existence. The light made me consider the infinite possibilities of space and time throughout a day, and that everyday will be different from the next due to the settle changes of the earth. The act of being present in the space allowed me not only to break down and layer the light and shadows into the simplest forms, to capture the abstracted images in my visual experience. My aim is to evaluate what it means to observe in the contemporary everyday and use my imagination to create from my observations. The installed images are meant to be a meditation in perception of present time and space. My intent is for the viewer to want to investigate the images and the space they occupy, and be present themselves in the moment of viewing. Cassandra Kapsos

Artist Bio

Cassandra Kapsos is presently located in Baltimore, MD and works in the photographic medium. She explores the concept of presentness by investigating the wall space. She has a strong interest in the wall surface due to the physical and imaginary information that can be gathered within it. Kapsos asks what it means to observe in the contemporary world as well as the role of imagination in observation. She documents the compositions created by natural light throughout the day. For Kapsos, these spaces present a new depth in the wall making an opportunity to view our world outside of the obvious.