Group Exhibition Different Distances by
Martina Hoogland Ivanow
Elisabeth Toll (image)
The exhibition will be opened by curator Greger Ulf Nilson and Nadine Barth, editor.
Denise Grünstein, Julia Hetta, Martina Hoogland Ivanow, Julia Peirone and Elisabeth Toll, with their subtle, artfully arranged or playfully distorted images they are not only present on the fashion circuit, but also in art galleries and museums. The group exhibition “Different Distances“ combines the creative energy of these five female photographers: their images are a game of balance between art and fashion photography, plunging its roots into cultural history as well as personal experiences. They overcome the difference between the intimate and the distant, creating atmospheres that bewitch us.
So is the case with Denise Grünstein’s maverick photographies, in which the artist masters the switch between the atmosphere in her own creations and her commissioned works. Works, whose main themes are women and nature, her playground – a visual world peculiar to the artist, powerful and suggestive.
Julia Hetta’s romantic and timeless images – known from publications such as Another Magazine, Dazed&Confused, Harpers Bazaar or Elle – depict an alternative world inhabited by mysterious and omniscient beings, evolving slowly in a place where the light is always soft, however perme¬ated with a feeling of impatience. The colors are so saturated and the textures look so real, they make one want to step closer and touch them.
Martina Hoogland Ivanow’s photogra¬phs are unique. They give the onlooker the sensation of a presence both real and poetic, combined with a menacing yet hypnotic aesthetic, each image is like a novella. The photogra¬pher collects shadows and mists, whose imprecision is the very essence that consti¬tutes their strength. Among her clients Hoogland Ivanow counts Prada, Miu Miu, Philip Lim and Bergdorf Goodman.
Julia Peirone masters the art of captur¬ing moments that lie beyond our control; those moments that are so brief we can hardly perceive them. Her images seem unflattering. Her series of portraits of teenage girls for instance, taken at an age when they are transforming into women and being extremely con¬scious of their image as well the other’s gaze. Her works are represented in all important art collections in Scandinavia.
Paris-based photographer Elisabeth Toll says « If there is no light, I can’t see anything ». Her photographs, which have been published in magazines such as French, German and Russian Vogue, are inspired by personal recollections, stories, impressions and sensations, which she relives and shares with us. These images spark our curiosity by their strong link to architecture paired with a dash of surrealism.