Artist Uses Ordinary Flatbed Scanner to Create Surreal Pieces of Art

There’s a common saying that goes, “every tool is a weapon in the hands of a master,” and sometimes, the word “weapon” doesn’t always refer to something deadly, but rather, it can refer to something used to create something.

For example, an ordinary flatbed scanner.

Dubai-based artist Maitha Demithan creates surreal portraits of people using an ordinary flatbed scanner to capture the images. Using a normal A4 flatbed scanner, Demithan proceeds to scan her subject’s bodies dozens if not hundreds of times and then takes each of those scanned image to create the resulting portraits in Photoshop.

The results? A series of truly amazing and unique work that’s unlike anything else you’ve seen before.

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Thank you Tribe Photo for this post! #Repost @tribephotonewmedia ・・・ Tribe Artist – @maithademithan _ Maitha Demithan: Addresses the Human Condition Layering scans to capture the essence of a moment. _ Demithan’s work stems from a fascination with capturing the physical appearance and personality, the essence, of her fellow human beings. She is continually seeking new ways to achieve this end. Demithan appropriates an A4 flatbed scanner to record the surface of figures and objects and then composes these multiple views to create her poetic, layered images. She considers this process a method of painting with light and relishes the elements of time and control required by the meticulous practice of digital scanning. _ ‘She playfully subverts the flatbed scanner’s prosaic function of duplicating documents by using it to produce richly hued portraits’ – Excerpts from the article published in Tribe issue 00 Images – Courtesy of the artist. Writer – Dr. Alexandra MacGilp. – Image 01: Ajyal Image 02: Abbi Image 03: Hind Image 04: Maitha Image 05: Still Waters Image 06: To The Moon Image 07: Umy Elnoomi _ @alimacgilp @tashkeelstudio @uaeunlimited @janetbellotto @arabwomanawards #maithademithan #maithademithanart #scanography #emiratiartist #uae #arabart #arabphotography #portraitphotography #dubai #dralimacgilp #uaeart #emiratiart #nadalsheba #newmediaartists  #uaeartist #tribemagazine #photography #newmedia #arabworld

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