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Fujifilm and Unseen present: Painting with light by Liz Nielsen

Liz Nielsen’s unique approach to photography focuses on traditional processing in the analogue colour darkroom. Here, she directly exposes photo paper to different light sources where abstract light paintings emerge. The paintings look as if they are from other universes and thus create “Interdimensional Landscapes”, which is the name of her new series.

„I love working this way, directly on the paper with light, at a time when photography has shifted so far into the digital realm. I can make a negative out of anything; light either moves through it or around it“, says the artist. „It’s a matter of planning the end result and finding a way there. Recently, I’ve been using negatives shot on film too.“

Follow the process from her darkroom in New York to Fujifilm Manufacturing Tilburg, and see the final work exhibited at Unseen Amsterdam 2019. Here the artist gave interesting insights during her special artist talk, explaining how she uses the photo paper to create 1:1 contact photograms and why light, darkness and materiality are essential aspects of her work. Check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrYkNxr6Nhc