Tuesday, 7 September 2010
Jowhara AlSaud has a solo-show in Witzenhausen Gallery in Amsterdam right now.
They explain about it:
Al Saud’s body of work, developed over the past years, was inspired by the effects on visual communication caused by censorship in Saudi Arabia. (...) In her unique and yet traditional darkroom technique, the artist makes a drawing emitting skin, faces and detailed features which is then etched in an 8x10 inch negative, the same negative that was used to photograph what will become the background of the image. This technique brings to mind the experimental use of photography as an artistic medium instead of a means of documenting reality, characteristic of the avant-garde in the early 20th century. It is this vulnerability of the image under the lens of a camera and other manipulation processes involved, that Al Saud wishes to highlight in her work.
found on iheartphotograph