Emma Wieslander, ‘Burnt (Venice/Rome)’, 2015, MATÈRIA

Sold framed including passe-partout, white frame and glass.

“In Burnt, Wieslander has used a magnifying glass and sunlight to burn the sun out of a series of sunset photographs. The centre of each image becomes a blind spot, a void. The charred edges of the holes are resolutely anti-illusionary while maintaining a romantic charge. As in the light bulb images, the means of production are clumsy, almost absurd, yet the results are elemental. It is difficult to look at the glow of these impossible, doctored suns without feeling their warmth and power.”

Lucy Soutter