Thursday, 29 April 2010
Work from his oeuvre.
“In his art, Pugen explores relationships between real and staged performance, the natural and the artificial, and tensions of virtual identity, through altering and manipulating images.
Working with video, film, and photography in the digital realm Pugen renders situations that examine the viewer’s perceptions of how history, documentation, and simulation intersect. In his work, Pugen examines the complexities of interstitial and overlapping relationships between people and nature, imagining worlds where the real and the virtual, the actual and the fictional, the natural and the artificial are compressed through technological saturation. Pugen’s work features images that are manipulated to create incongruous juxtapositions between their visual elements. His work also draws a certain conventional understanding of the photograph into question.” – from Wikipedia (for the first time, and hopefully not the last).