Carl Chiarenza, ‘Untitled 303, 2007’, 2007, Main Street Arts

My photographs are made from collages which I construct specifically to be photographed in black and white. My process creates form and subject simultaneously. The collages are means to an end and are discarded after the photographs are completed. The photographs do not look like the collages from which they were made. The photographs are transformations which refer to, and represent, but they refer to and represent visual sensations which I know only from a mix of past encounters with other pictures, music, the world, dreams, and fantasies." — Carl Chiarenza

About Carl Chiarenza

American, b. 1935, Rochester, NY, United States, based in Rochester, NY, United States