Status! Status! Status! December 16-18, 2011

Exhibition & Workshop for International Artists

Iliana Ortega


My art practice explores how darkness frames light. To capture images for this exploration, I move slowly through the nocturnal urban landscape, dedicating close attention to the workings of artificial light in the nighttime city and natural light of rural landscape. By using this technique, I evoke a strong relationship between the formal elements of photography and those of drawing -- visually relating both to the natural landscape and exploring how they might reinforce and complement one another. My ultimate goal in using these techniques is to uncover the profound relationship between fiction, representation, and the realty. This work and research on darkness has led me to seek out places that provide me with strong natural darkness -- with limited light -- creating a mysterious beauty that equates itself with silence.


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Iliana Ortega