We are delighted to present new works by artistic duo Kristina Chan and Itamar Freed.
Influenced by post-impressionism, Japanese prints and contemporary photography, their work questions the veracity of the photograph in the tension between the real and the fantastic.
By combining natural and constructed environments, Chan and Freed examine the idea of nature as artefact – it’s preservation, displacement and reimagination. Each work features images of places visited by the artists that are merged and transformed into cyanotypes, etchings, and other photographic and printmaking processes. The translation of image through traditional media displaces the works in time and place, decontextualising the image.
Waking Dreams was created through ongoing research accumulated during lockdown. The artists worked remotely from opposite sides of the world. They found that the physical distance of their working process began to influence the images created and allowed the artists to reflect on their own displacement. This body of work explores how memory and experience form a collective understanding of place.