"If a hen was to paint, it would do so by shedding its feathers", says the French psycho-analysist Jaques Lacan. Similarly, a photograph
paints with the very same reality it records, that is, the things themselves. When a photograph "paints" it sheds reality like the hen sheds its feathers. The photographic image that emerges is,
in other words, a transgression of the recorded reality.
This is the basic condition Arne Rasmussen's photographic work is founded on, namely that "photography is painting with reality exactly by shedding reality itself". The aesthetic function of the
photographic image makes reality the horizontal background of the image.
Arne's photographs are paintings of the colored and black and white drapes of light, the billowing of which sends the eye on an odyssey,
accompanied by the seductive notes of the real object's fatal siren song.
(Jens Terp MA (Philosophy))