Noemi Otamendi has had an impulse to produce images of horses since childhood. Kaballes is concerned directly with the compelling nature of fascination itself. The horse is explored and displayed as the 'other', as an imagined mythical beast. Otamendi focuses on a detail - eye, nostril, upper limb - and then frames it in extreme closeup.
Parts of the body are abstracted and the subject is created in an exercise of re-assembling the fragments. The effect is disorientating. The works are displayed in groups of twos and threes, creating a sense of fractured movement. The images cause us to consider the strangeness of this animal and our relationship to it.
Noemi Otamendi was born in La Coruna, Spain. She studied Fine Arts at the University of Pontevedra and after gaining a 'Fundacion Barri' de la Maza- British Council' Scholarship she completed an MA in Photographic Studies at the University of Westminster. She has exhibited widely in Spain and in London.
Kaballes 1.1
gicle print, Ultrachrome K3 inks, HD photographic paper 300gsm, matt laminated
30.5 x 30.5 cm | 12 x 12''
edition of 30 | £170
Kaballes 1.2
giclle print, Ultrachrome K3 inks, HD photographic paper 300gsm, matt laminated
30.5 x 30.5 cm | 12 x 12''
edition of 30 | £170
Kaballes 3.1
gicle print, Ultrachrome K3 inks, HD photographic paper 300gsm, matt laminated
30.5 x 30.5 cm | 12 x 12''
edition of 30 | £170
Kaballes 3.2
gicle print, Ultrachrome K3 inks, HD photographic paper 300gsm, matt laminated
30.5 x 30.5 cm | 12 x 12''
edition of 30 | £170
Kaballes 4.1
gicle print, Ultrachrome K3 inks, HD photographic paper 300gsm, matt laminated
30.5 x 30.5 cm | 12 x 12''
edition of 30 | £170
Kaballes 4.2
gicle print, Ultrachrome K3 inks, HD photographic paper 300gsm, matt laminated
30.5 x 30.5 cm | 12 x 12''
edition of 30 | £170
Kaballes 9.1
gicle print, Ultrachrome K3 inks, HD photographic paper 300gsm, matt laminated
30.5 x 30.5 cm | 12 x 12''
edition of 30 | £170
Kaballes 9.2
gicle print, Ultrachrome K3 inks, HD photographic paper 300gsm, matt laminated
30.5 x 30.5 cm | 12 x 12''
edition of 30 | £170
Kaballes 2.1
gicle print, Ultrachrome K3 inks, HD photographic paper 300gsm, matt laminated
30.5 x 30.5 cm | 12 x 12''
edition of 30 | £170
Kaballes 2.2
gicle print, Ultrachrome K3 inks, HD photographic paper 300gsm, matt laminated
30.5 x 30.5 cm | 12 x 12''
edition of 30 | £170
Kaballes 2.3
gicle print, Ultrachrome K3 inks, HD photographic paper 300gsm, matt laminated
30.5 x 30.5 cm | 12 x 12''
edition of 30 | £170