Jason Chen is a Philadelphia-based artist (and the co-founder of Paradigm Gallery + Studio) who experiments with the â€śmovement, process, and mutationâ€ť of timeâ€”a.k.a., the â€śFourth Dimensionâ€ťâ€”in an innovative process called photo weaving. Using multiple photos of the same subject, each taken within seconds of each other, Chen merges them piece-by-piece. From a distance, the eye assimilates the â€śthreadsâ€ť into one image, but upon closer inspection, the subjectâ€™s movements between photos are visible; this disparity creates a hallucinatory effect, like lapses in consciousness, exposing the subjectâ€™s changing state. Too often we look at photographs as representations of the singularity and wholeness of an instant; Chenâ€™s work explores how life is a process of constant transformation, a molecular dialogue between the subject and the environment, and an indeterminable interplay of past, present, and future. Visit Chen on Instagram for more.
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