Alma Haser is a German-born artist based in London, best known for her complex and meticulously constructed portraiture influenced by her creativity and background in fine art.
Using photography, paper-folding techniques and collage, Alma creates striking work that catches the eye and captivates the mind. Stepping away from self-portraiture, her latest series 'Cosmic Surgery' uses origami and photography to blur the line between two-dimensional and three-dimensional imagery.
Alma explains, "The series has three distinct stages. Firstly Alma photographs her sitter, then prints multiple images of the subjects face and folds them into a complicated origami modular construction, which then gets placed back onto the original face of the portrait. Finally the whole thing is re-photographed.
There is something quite alien about the manipulated faces, as if they belong to some futuristic next generation. In these portraits the children become uncanny, while their parents are seen in a more familiar moment. With the simple act of folding an image Alma can transform each face and make a sort of flattened sculpture. By de-facing her models she has made their portraits into her own creations and all the while creating a series of amazing, disquieting images."
To see more of Alma's work visit her website.