Euphoria & Beyond Euphoria
Myrna Ayad | Exodus and Back
It then seems as though Sabella's In Transition hit the nail right on the head and snowballed into a mental ecstasy. In the same week that he shot images for In Transition came Euphoria, "like an explosion!" Here, the images take on a chromosomal quality; the apparent veins and arteries clearly connect to one another and Sabella's DNA is unmistakably lucid.
Re-constructing Dasein: The Works of Steve Sabella | IMEU
Following Steve Sabella’s path through his projects In Exile (2008), In Transition (2010), Euphoria (2010) , Beyond Euphoria (2011), Metamorphosis (2012) and finally Independence (2013), the onlooker has access to a unique view of the psychological struggles the artist faced in his condition of up-rootedness. In each series except Independence, Sabella used a particular collage technique, piecing together fragmented photographic images taken from multiple perspectives. Sabella has likened this meticulous process, the careful re-arranging and twisting of forms, to painting rather than any classical use of photography. In many of these collages it is difficult to discern any clear directions; there seems to be no clear up or down. When drawn into these images, one finds oneself caught in a dizzying, free-floating condition, disturbing at first, but maybe also offering the promise of endless freedom, to be found somewhere, sometime.