For more than a decade, Kalliope Amorphous has explored dream-like and surreal narratives through a diverse portfolio of fine art, portraiture, experimental photography, and conceptual art. Whether excavating the contents of her own subconscious in self-portraiture, documenting the people and environment around her, or experimenting with unique conceptual processes, Amorphous takes the viewer to a place where alienation and fragility are offset by moments of beauty.
A self-taught photographer, Amorphous creates her own alternative methodologies using handmade and alternative lighting as well as experimenting with textiles, surfaces, mirrors, and in-camera distortion techniques. Much of Amorphous’s work uses reflections, blur, mirrors, and multiple exposure to lead the viewer through the artist’s favorite themes — identity, mortality, time, and consciousness.
Kalliope has received worldwide recognition for her work in creative and conceptual photography. Her photographs have been widely published and exhibited throughout the United States and internationally and her photographs are included in private collections worldwide, including: Spain, Romania, Germany, Holland, India, Russia, and the United States. She currently divides her time between Providence, Rhode Island and New York City.
“My images reflect my love of mythology, paradox, and the juxtaposition of light and dark, beauty and beast. I am continually drawn to concepts involving the subconscious, alienation, time, memory, deconstruction, duality, and transcendence. Rather than approaching self-portraiture from a purely autobiographical perspective, I enjoy exploring the boundaries between “self” and “other” through the creative interpretation of identity, archetype, myth, and memory. My self-portraiture is also my way of healing trauma by using photography as a performative process. My other bodies of work express similar sensibilities, and are explorations and aspects of the same world.
I am interested in the visual representation of states of consciousness and ephemera, and I am equally interested in the ways in which the deliberate invocation of entropy can create beauty. I consider these images reflections of my subconscious dreams, longings, and emotions. I am hyperaware of the fragility of life and the passing of time, and photography helps me place this awareness into tangible forms. My goal in all of my bodies of work is to capture a timeless and evocative image.”