WHAT ELSE is the continuation and reshaping of my photographic work „The Line and the Dot“ and „Human Surfaces“. In this case „The Line and the Dot“ and „Human Surfaces“ are forming the physical raw material that initiates the artistic design process. The scalpel exposes partial snippets of these individual tissues and textures. Material to create a new face.
A face, or the cutout of a face that reduced to its elements, challenges the viewer to imagine the creature behind it. The human eye is in the focus. Will be rearranged, relocated to human texture and thus removed from its origin. And yet the arrangements tempt to identify with the unknown, in whose world the order seems to be another. Strange, but strangely familiar.
“This is a pretty unique take on photographic collage – so few elements, scrappily captured and combined, to create a new face; the nose and mouth not present, but uncannily, undeniably ‘there’ in the furrows of shaved hair. In an age where appearance is foremost, and where the volume of imagery can be overwhelming, Odo destroys convention and reassembles simple elements to create something both ugly and beautiful, anonymous and characterful. It’s a reductionist approach that is refreshing and engaging, and oddly alive.” – Life Framer