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Distorsions

Anne Maria Udsen shows a new printed series of the succulent plant AGAVE as a pigment print on bucket paper. The series is black and white abstract photos of leaves, which are fleshy, leathery, pointed leaves, usually with the tower edge. The plant requires a lot of physical volume and you should preferably not get it too close. I try to visualize the borderland between the human process of building and nature’s process of decomposition. In this borderland, I find the beauty of transience. Elements of decay and consumption become apparent as do glimpses of their erosion in the image compositions. These changes represent the transience of life or, vanitas, as if it were a contemporary still life. In glimpses, there are subtle shifts, openings that reveal basic forces of construction and destruction, like a shutter that opens and presents the viewer with a new dimension. I isolate and shape my work in order to strengthen the monumental impression.

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