Michelle Osten

Unexpected

Is it possible for us to experience a myriad of paradoxical emotions through images? This body of work provokes a personal journey for each individual spectator through the use of contrasting and conflicting stimuli. Influenced by Freud's theories of the unconscious mind, Unexpected applies pressure to the observer's internal emotional processes, which in turn, pushes them into experiencing different levels of consciousness in response to each image. The employment of satisfying and discomforting elements creates a conflict that allows ambivalence to arise from the act of observation. The viewer becomes an unknowing and active player in the body of work itself. 

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Michelle Osten
Michelle Osten
Michelle Osten
Michelle Osten
Michelle Osten
Michelle Osten
Michelle Osten
Michelle Osten
Michelle Osten