Chris D. Rasmussen
Bullet shot peace statue - Beirut, Lebanon, 2008Rough aluminum
125 x 90 cm
Artist's limited edition size of 8
" A monument set to celebrate the independence of Lebanon from France, ironically and sadly has since been riddled with bullets. " Chris D. Rasmussen
Regarding the aim to reveal the true scale of this common bravery, photographs have been printed in large-scale size in order to be more telling of the will of those living within epi-centres of conflict.
Printed here on rough aluminium which gives it a specific relationship with the light in the room. In this case, light is needed from above to give a radiant light reflection upon the image that cannot be found with glass or plain aluminum.
All works come with a signed document of authenticity from the hand of the artist.
Having coined the genre, "Ricochet Images", Chris D. Rasmussen attempts to expose the everlasting effects of conflict on living environments, through his photography in over 30 countries. He discusses how we are often able to forget or look beyond the events of world history because we are not proximate to them. Thus, Chris works to expose how these events can be everlastingly visual for the millions of people living within epi-centres of conflict. Simply, the scars of conflict remain well after the event has taken place, and media coverage ends.
Chris D. Rasmussen is an international photographer concentrating, artistically, on conflict landscape. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Chris is now based in Scandinavia, working as a portrait, documentary and interior design photographer. Exhibited in Canada, France and Norway, his recent projects include shooting The Roskilde Music Festival in Denmark for Pitchfork Media (USA), as well as continuous interior design settings published in numerous Scandinavian design magazines. Chris is an eclectic photographer always commited, creative and passionate.