‘Photographs Are Almost Like a Dreamwork’: Watch Diane Severin Nguyen Turn the ‘Psychic Garbage’ of Everyday Life Into Strangely Beautiful Compositions, δημοσίευση στο Artnet [5/10/2022]Marilena Pateraki
When you first encounter one of Diane Severin Nguyen‘s photographs, the usual response is to admire the beauty in the colors, shapes, and textures she has managed to capture in the frame. But then, admiration turns to confusion—”It’s beautiful, but what is it?”
The answer could be anything, really. Nail clippings, braided hair, singed ribbons, the smoky wet wick of a candle, or a fruit that’s been carved up into intricate designs. Often, it’s many of these things put together.
In an exclusive new short film produced as part of Art21’s “New York Close Up” series, the artist explains the strange alchemy that goes into each of her photographs and videos, which she describes as compiled from the “psychic garbage” of everyday life.
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