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IN VIVO | the nature of nature
The world of underwater plants is dark and muddy, but in UNSTILL LIFE Catherine Nelson presents an underwater world that can even be called human: it is both familiar and unknown. Nelson created a new form of nature, which she carefully arranged and transformed into a super-form of itself. The stems of the plants are turned in such a way so as to show their best side. Time is compressed: all lilies are in bud, while they bloom and die at the same time. With her digital images, Nelson refers to the achievements of humanity, which is decoding nature’s secrets at a rapid pace and trying to improve all that exists.
When Catherine Nelson began photographing, the feeling crept over her that the medium fell short of being able to get across her inner experience of the world around her. Thanks to her training as a painter and years of experience in the film industry, where she had worked with the most advanced digital effects, she was able to find new ways. From thousands of photos of a specific place she assembles floating, transcendent and otherworldly appearing landscapes.
Catherine Nelson (Australia, 1970) graduated as a painter from the College of Fine Arts in Sydney in 1996. She has worked in the film industry as a visual effects artist, before setting up her own studio in Ghent and Amsterdam in 2008, where she lives alternately. She has since dedicated her time fully to creating her own art.
Price EUR 15,00