Grace Costa | Still (2015)
50cm x 50cm
Archival Pigment Prints
Signed & Dated (uneditioned)
The photogram or photogenic drawing was first introduced by the artist Man Ray in early 1900's. A collection of unique, one-off explorations using delicate transformation of floral objects from 3D to a 2D form, photograms are made by transmitting light through the body of an object using a traditional camera-less darkroom process, which in turn creates a tonal image on paper.
Grace's exploration of the photogram process hovers between the abstract and representation. Grace is searching for translucency and form through her chosen medium of selected flowers. Each photogram is an unpredictable result of time, light and development, and each one takes on a new appearance with its realised & evocative x-ray result.