I am interested in the collapsing of time, space, and place as a strategy for imagining new landscapes through photography. I use the camera as a tool to flatten large scale studio constructions and collages of hand cut photographs of myself and house plants. These assembled spaces mix together personal photographs, stock photography and fake plants as a way to play with variations in pictorial space between a multitude of images and image sources.
My interest in house plants stems from gardening and the ways that people construct the natural within the domestic. I am interested in the desire to feel connected with nature and how this drive manifests itself within the garden, fake plants, and photography. The series, Garden has been created from my own desire to be elsewhere and to have a temporary escape in which I am in full control.
Kelly Catarino (b. 1996, CT) is a photographer currently based in Chicago, IL. Her practice uses collage techniques to speak to constructed landscapes, perception, and the space between two and three dimensions. She is pursuing her BFA (2018) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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