Iff_Florence_Mimesis1Florence Iff

“Mimesis 1″


ARTIST STATEMENT

“Mimesis” central theme is the duplication of landscape as an aestheticized nature in the real world and the depiction of nature in art photography.  Nature is increasingly being laid out in an artificial manner. Its domestication encompasses both exterior and inner space as concepts on aesthetics. Consequently, new images of nature are internalized. With this interior imagery we again create landscapes within which we physically and mentally range.  But dealing with the subject of interior and exterior images on nature with the means of photography has not only a merely clarifying effect. There remains an impression of aesthetification and deception. A pictorial universe is being generated opening up interspaces. Florence Iff was educated in Art-school in Zurich and later in General Studies at the International Center of Photography in NYC, working as an artist using photography as her main medium. She is pursuing long-term projects on the subject of identity and landscape and contextualizing images as series. She has held exhibitions in Europe and the US since 1989.

Selected by Anne Lyden, International Photography Curator at the National Galleries of Scotland.