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I am interested in a kind of ‘entropic’ image”an image that has the capacity to de-familiarize itself. My current work is an attempt to unravel the photograph and play with established notions of time and space, notwithstanding our understanding of what gives things context. Through fragmentation and re-composition of the photographic space, the non-linear nature of reading the image is folded in on itself. The structure of the photograph is unwound and reshuffled. This reshaping is an iterative process that spurs a generation of something altogether different; something ineffable.
"I love when a piece makes you instantly start to put a story together in your mind. Jim's work does that for me. One look at a photo and my mind starts to race thinking of the events that led to what I'm looking at. I've had two of his pieces for years and I still love the effect it has on me when I see it everyday."
"Kazanjian's work also brings imagination into believable realm, using photography. Looking at his work is like reading a well written novel. He has created a world that has a cohesive set of rules and logic that has a ring of truth. I feel as though I could really walk into his landscape, as if it really exists somewhere just outside my reach."