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Series "Spirit Captures" takes us on a ghost hunt in the company of artist Nicole Coson. Painted in their immediate essence, the spirits in question inevitably evoke a human likeness, as we discover details and flaws of forms captured through the ancient technique of monoprinting.

Thanks to this method the artist obtains images by using a printing press whose matrix is designed directly with ink, inserting colorful paper cutouts, metal pieces or other elements according to personal taste.

London-based Filipina Nicole Coson draws from her cultural heritage in this series, with references to mythological creatures called "encantadas", enchanted entities not embodied in human flesh.

Like a shamanic rite, "Spirit Captures" attempts to reveal the transparent nature of appearance, the work "disregards its own formal appearance of representation of the oddly familiar, and invites the spectator into a realm of the super-real where the exterior form of the objects is equivalent to that of the internal of the subject".

Photos via nicolecoson.com

nicole coson, spirit captures, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

nicole coson, spirit captures, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

nicole coson, spirit captures, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

nicole coson, spirit captures, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

nicole coson, spirit captures, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

nicole coson, spirit captures, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

nicole coson, spirit captures, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

nicole coson, spirit captures, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

nicole coson, spirit captures, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

nicole coson, spirit captures, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

nicole coson, spirit captures, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

nicole coson, spirit captures, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

nicole coson, spirit captures, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

nicole coson, spirit captures, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

nicole coson, spirit captures, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

nicole coson, spirit captures, ltvs, lancia trendvisions

nicole coson, spirit captures, ltvs, lancia trendvisions