Tuesday, 15 March 2016

“Outrospection”: The Body and Mind by Daniel Ramos Obregón

During some online research, I stumbled upon this fantastic work of art, titled “Outrospection”: The Body and Mind,  by Columbian fashion artist and designer Daniel Ramos Obregón, and I could not contain my excitement to share this with you all.

It is intriguing to see how Daniel combines sculpture, fashion, emotions and performance art to depict the powerful language of our mind in relation to our body - an exploration of self.

He took his inspiration from the concept of “Outrospection" initially introduced by philosopher Roman Krznaric,where he proposes that “in order to know oneself one must live towards the outside, it is be experiencing life that one discovers and shapes oneself”.

Speaking of the idea behind the work, Daniel says, “I have appropriated his (Roman Krznaric) concept while relating it to out-of-body experiences more commonly known as astral projections, by seeking to represent -in a metaphorical way- the mind being projected inside out of the body as a way of self-expression and representation”.

With a pursuit of self representation, the interactive handcrafted collection was created out of porcelain body casts, gold plated brass metal frames that encompass the body, hand turned Colombian kingwood handles and vegetable-tanned leather harnesses

Model & Dancer: Lukasz Przytarski
Photography: Jorge Perez Ortiz

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