FROM 15TH SEPTEMBER 2016
Twilight Zone by Arnau Blanch
Event in collaboration with Paralaxe Editions
Interested in the psychological effects of opium in dreams, Arnau Blanch’s research runs towards the different states of consciousness, and unconsciousness from the use of this substance.“It’s like being suspended in a twilight zone between sleep and wakefulness. Nothing matters, and everything is fine.”
This project explores the non-figurative expression of the form and materials of the photographic image and of the imagination, playing between the limits of what is pictorial and what is photography. The altered state of perception resulting from the use of analgesic and narcotic substances like opium and the use of experimental camera-less processes has allowed Arnau to make this series of complex abstract images.
This is why these large format pieces that shape the artwork are presented emulating the construction of the origin of material photography: the negative. Different translucent layers overlap over the emulsion diffracting visible light beams in different ranges of tones. This finish allows us to add a certain formal investigation over the different stratums that compose each image to the expressive abstraction of the process.
In the search of bringing my sensitive experience to a tangible and visible world. I have made a series of large format pieces where the materials, tones, forms and supports of the photographic medium gain the whole limelight.