Nikki de Gruchy
With my interest in photography rooted in its juncture with art and science, my exploration centres on the materiality and physicality of photography and celebrates its inherent alchemy. Photographic prints are reduced to pulp, erasing the photograph's innate representation. Reforming this raw matter into sheets of paper creates non-photographs that hover between objectness and an imaginative space. Reproducible photographs are rebirthed into a form which, although visually homogeneous, is totally unique. Reminiscent of Walter Benjamin's writings, the end result also questions whether the aura of the photograph survives fragmentation.
Elle Andrews • Thea Baddiley • Francesca Centioni • Daria Danowska • Giuditta Del Vecchio • Billy Easter • Lærke Feld Andersen • Una Hamilton Helle • Michael Linington • Benedict Morgan • Brighitta Moser • Keith Nim-Yan Chan • Rhona O'Brien • Claire Page • Isabella Pitisci • Robert Reid • Ida Riveros • Renata Szur • Chen-Chih Tan • Nikki de Gruchy •