The Artist Intervenes: Kevin Hoth – LENSCRATCH

In Immortal Chromatic, artist Kevin Hoth transforms the process of destruction into a cathartic act. Initially serving as a coping mechanism to a singular traumatic event, the project explores the inherent fragility and impermanence of life, and our inability to ever truly be prepared for what may come next. Hoth begins by photographing flowers with an instant camera, cutting and burning the images as they develop to irrevocably alter the trajectory of what they will become. The outcomes are unpredictable, but the way in which they are combined and arranged to create new compositions is a thoughtful and intentional process. In this way, the artist’s intervention is both an assertion of control and an exercise in letting go; a poetic acknowledgement that sometimes you have to destroy what is in order to realize what could be.

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