The essays in this volume, covering his work as a whole, discuss: the role of photography in contemporary art, the duality of sculpture in its optical/tactile relations to the viewer as body, the ideas of landscape, architectural space, and the place of the artwork. Together they attempt to define the multi-form notion of “presence” formulated by Bustamante.
Jean-Marc Bustamante works principally with photographic imagery marked by the absence and yet suggested presence of the physical body. His work also takes the form of sculpture, questioning the relationship between the physical and our perception of it.
Born in 1952, Jean-Marc Bustamante has exhibited regularly in Europe and North America.