Fabian Oefner, an artist from Switzerland, created a series of photos that look like they are exploding. His portraits are black and white which further emphasizes the dramatic effect of the “explosion”.
He has created the damage on each photo from the pieces of that same photo, carefully cutting and rearranging them into thought-provoking collages.
“The artist creates these works by capturing thousands of fragments of the original print and diligently arranging them into a new piece,” states the artist’s website. “Oefner’s meticulous precision ultimately results into a hyperrealistic illusion, that shows a real, yet non-existing moment in time.”
Close Up of Explosion Collage No. 06 (2018), which is based on a portrait of novelist Franz Kafka. I chose his portrait for the work because reading his work, I got a similar feeling of trepidation as I got during creating the Explosion Collage series. #conceptualphotography #time #franzkafka #fineartphotography #thetaxcollection #fubiz
Timelapse of the creation of Explosion Collage No. 01 (Oppenheimer): Thousands of individual print snippets are photographed and composed together on the computer to give the illusion of the photograph being torn apart by an invisible force. It takes about 200 hours to finish one piece of the Explosion Collages. #conceptualphotography #process #bw_photography #portait_vision #collageart #thetaxcollection @fubiz
Fragment after fragment after fragment….each single particle of the Explosion Collage cycle is photographed individually and then put together on the computer to create the illusion of a bullet ripping through a print. A process that takes hundreds of hours to complete. #conceptualphotography #fabianoefner #artiststudio #collage #dedication #patience
Explosion Collage No. 02 (Warhol) Each of the 1560 pieces in this image were photographed individually and put together on the computer to create the illusion of a bullet going through a photograph of Andy Warhol (Original photograph by Yousuf Karsh) #warhol #andywarhol #conceptualphotography #fabianoefner #manual_mf #ftwotw #portraitvision #portraitphotography #bw_portrait
Explosion Collage No. 03 (2018) For this photograph I used an image captured by the famous sculptor Constantin Brancusi. If you look closely, you can see the trigger wire for the camera, which he holds in his left hand. I love the tension that is created between his calm, almost absent look and the kinetic power of the print ripping apart. #conceptualphotography #highspeedphotography #fabianoefner #manual_mf #brancusi #bw_portraits #portraitvision @fubiz @taxcollection @love.watts @ratedmodernart