Reka Reisinger, Untitled (Minnewaska), 2004, archival ink-jet print, edition of 5, 30 x 40"

Reka Reisinger, Untitled (Minnewaska), 2004, archival ink-jet print, edition of 5, 30 x 40″

Reka Reisinger

Reka Reisinger makes life-size cardboard cutouts (often self-portraits) and re-photographs them out in the world. She does not use any digital manipulation to composite the pictures, but makes the cutouts by hand and re-photographs them in a specific location or situation using a view camera. While the pictures are direct documents, their space appears collaged and altered, often resembling an image from the early days of Photoshop. Her photographs explore the sometimes indistinguishable relationship between the real and fake to question the logic of image-making.

Reka Reisinger was born in Budapest, Hungary. She attended Bard College and received her MFA in photography from the Yale University School of Art. Her work has been included in many group shows, most notably the Greater New York 2005 exhibition at the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center. She currently lives in Chichester, New York.

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