UV-Baroque

2018   │   Photo series 

I prepare dried flowers with dust and glue to make them look like an old dusty bouquet from a still-life. Then I paint the bouquet with fluorescent colors and illuminate it with natural and UV-light to photograph it. The photo then looks like a painting, whereby the natural light illuminates the bouquet itself and the fluorescent colors set the accents as a painter does in traditional still-lives.

 

All we see are light waves reflected from surfaces. But our range of vision is limited. Everything we create, including art, is always made for human perception and never moves outside of it. The glow of fluorescent colors testifies to invisible light that is converted into visible. As a result, my still-lives, illuminated with light that is actually imperceptible to humans, still represent human perception.