Entry Title: "Debate With Clement"
Name: Ana Cop , Canada
Category and Expertise: Abstract, Student


Entry Description: This series of photographs is an exploration of how the beauty, which often finds itself in the most unusual places, is ours to perceive. It’s also about seeing and being aware of one’s surroundings and being in touch with it. It explores a pure aesthetics, a beauty that got unnoticed. Furthermore, it is a rejection of the naturalist representation. My choice of subject comes from an intuition and is fuelled by my intimate relationship with my neighborhood and a desire to see it in the way not ordinarily noticed. I aim to transform my vision into images that are the uncommon in the common, by taking apart a pure concept from the object itself. This project is focused on the experience I got by reading Clement Greenberg's essay "Modernist Painting" and by the modernism itself. The series of photographs was shoot on sites in neighborhood of Parkdale, Toronto, Canada. With this photographic adventure I aspire to demonstrate how the subject of photography can shift it’s meaning as actual object and to become an abstract form. I aim “Debate with Clement” will provoke a viewer to find hidden beauty in own surroundings.

About the Artist:

Ana's style of photography has often been described as quirky, yet uplifting, a fulfillment of the senses. She tends to create her own visionary world, with a photography style that depicts individualism. Sometimes it's fine art, sometimes it's fashion, and sometimes it's just it! Ana was born in Zagreb, Croatia and currently resides in Toronto, Canada. She graduated from Ryerson University in 2008, earning a Photography Studies certificate. Ana is currently completing her Bachelors of Fine Arts at Ryerson University with intentions of pursuing an MFA in near future.