Dream River Dream River

by 
Liz Nielsen

Limited edition of 20
Incl. signed and numbered certificate
€850
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Year 2018
Size 64 × 51 [cm]
Paper Type Fujiflex Crystal Archive Material
Print Type C-print
Represented by Danziger Gallery
Year 2018
Size 64 × 51 [cm]
Pages Fujiflex Crystal Archive Material
ISBN C-print

About the artist

Dream River comes from Liz Nielsen’s fascination with the role of light in image-making. Alert to these subtle scientific processes, the artist took translucent and transparent materials into the dark room and exposed them to pools of light, which created unique affectations across the artwork's surface.

“In the darkroom everything feels ethereal but also solid. I used to be scared of the dark...Now I’ve gotten so used to being in the dark that I can work for hours in a flow-like space where time seems to disappear.”
Liz Nielsen

“Dream River is part of my ongoing Landscape Shapes series. As an experimental photographer, new inventions are always being made, in this piece, the photogram is created in the analog color darkroom by placing several layers directly on top of the paper, and exposing the paper many times with several bits of light. Each of my photographs is unique, and this is the first time I have made an editioned photographic C-print.”
Liz Nielsen

“I am fascinated by quantum physics and the properties of light. I think of colors in wavelengths and the mathematical combinations of these wavelengths. In my mind, they combine together and sing almost like musical harmonies.”
Liz Nielsen

Liz Nielsen

Brooklyn, New York

For Liz Nielsen (b. 1975, USA), the darkroom is both a deeply contemplative space and an important physical site of production. Whilst the artist has explored a multitude of more conventional methods, she has slowly gravitated towards various cameraless processes, placing paramount importance on the enticing effects of light and its fluctuating results. Abstraction is at the core of Nielsen’s work. By creating her own unique negatives from found objects in the everyday environment, she constructs distinctly idiosyncratic and colourful representations of light that engage our imagination.

About the artist

Dream River comes from Liz Nielsen’s fascination with the role of light in image-making. Alert to these subtle scientific processes, the artist took translucent and transparent materials into the dark room and exposed them to pools of light, which created unique affectations across the artwork's surface.

“In the darkroom everything feels ethereal but also solid. I used to be scared of the dark...Now I’ve gotten so used to being in the dark that I can work for hours in a flow-like space where time seems to disappear.”
Liz Nielsen

“Dream River is part of my ongoing Landscape Shapes series. As an experimental photographer, new inventions are always being made, in this piece, the photogram is created in the analog color darkroom by placing several layers directly on top of the paper, and exposing the paper many times with several bits of light. Each of my photographs is unique, and this is the first time I have made an editioned photographic C-print.”
Liz Nielsen

“I am fascinated by quantum physics and the properties of light. I think of colors in wavelengths and the mathematical combinations of these wavelengths. In my mind, they combine together and sing almost like musical harmonies.”
Liz Nielsen

Liz Nielsen

Brooklyn, New York

For Liz Nielsen (b. 1975, USA), the darkroom is both a deeply contemplative space and an important physical site of production. Whilst the artist has explored a multitude of more conventional methods, she has slowly gravitated towards various cameraless processes, placing paramount importance on the enticing effects of light and its fluctuating results. Abstraction is at the core of Nielsen’s work. By creating her own unique negatives from found objects in the everyday environment, she constructs distinctly idiosyncratic and colourful representations of light that engage our imagination.

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