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Binh Danh

Spiral Jetty, Utah (#5), 2017

Daguerreotype
8 × 10 in
20.3 × 25.4 cm
This is a unique work.
$10,000 - 15,000
location
Phoenix
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Lisa Sette Gallery
Phoenix
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13" x 14.75" framed

13" x 14.75" framed

Binh Danh
Vietnamese American, b. 1977
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Leaves serve as the canvas for Binh Danh, who uses a natural photographic process known as chlorophyll printing—one that entails placing a negative over a leaf and exposing it to sunlight for a few days until, through the process of photosynthesis, the green pigments darken into a ghostly monochrome image. The leaves are then preserved in a block of resin. This method is particularly well-suited to Danh’s reconstruction of fragmented memories of his family’s struggle through war in Vietnam. Although he was too young to remember first-hand the horrors of war, he intuits the suffering and death his family experienced and communicates that sense of loss through haunting images that represent his family history. Banh describes his artwork as a religious practice, “coming up with my own concept of what is life, what is death, what is consciousness, and what is history.”

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About the work
Lisa Sette Gallery
Phoenix
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13" x 14.75" framed

13" x 14.75" framed

Binh Danh
Vietnamese American, b. 1977
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Leaves serve as the canvas for Binh Danh, who uses a natural photographic process known as chlorophyll printing—one that entails placing a negative over a leaf and exposing it to sunlight for a few days until, through the process of photosynthesis, the green pigments darken into a ghostly monochrome image. The leaves are then preserved in a block of resin. This method is particularly well-suited to Danh’s reconstruction of fragmented memories of his family’s struggle through war in Vietnam. Although he was too young to remember first-hand the horrors of war, he intuits the suffering and death his family experienced and communicates that sense of loss through haunting images that represent his family history. Banh describes his artwork as a religious practice, “coming up with my own concept of what is life, what is death, what is consciousness, and what is history.”

Binh Danh

Spiral Jetty, Utah (#5), 2017

Daguerreotype
8 × 10 in
20.3 × 25.4 cm
This is a unique work.
$10,000 - 15,000
location
Phoenix
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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