2012-12-06

Behind the scenes of "The Painting Series" with Maria Friberg and Tedd Soost

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A behind the scenes film with Image Artist Maria Friberg. Here you can see the scale of the production and my involvement documenting her art with a 8x10" large format camera.

About the photographer Tedd Soost

I am originally from Philadelphia, USA where I have worked as a photographer since 1985. After numerous years of assisting, studying and working as an architectural and product photographer, I did as so many before me. I met a Swedish nanny, married and moved with her to Sweden. I have now lived and worked in Stockholm since 1997 and feel very much at home here in Sweden. Tedd

About  "The Painting Series" by Maria Friberg:





With my background in a painterly tradition, I have always considered my photographs and videos as still or moving paintings. In this new series, I have approached painting in a more literal and physical way, in regards to the production as well as the end result. The images in this series could be described as a documentation of a performance, where the individuals participate in a painterly process.

Just like the action painting of artists such as Jackson Pollock or the monochrome paintings by Yves Klein, the images are the direct results of the painterly gesture. I set up a situation where the paint flows and the individuals perform an improvised choreography, surrounded by paint. The images are staged, but they have not been digitally altered. The process is partially random, the final result isn’t revealed until after the images have been developed.

With their chromatic, abstract eruptions, the images also refer to astronomical constellations or organic structures, they are simultaneously micro- and macrocosms. Saids Maria Friberg
 Video via Tedd Soost | Images and Text via mariafriberg.com

1 comments:

Sando said...

It's such a big production for images that in my humble eyes aren't really interesting. I consider myself open to new ideas and I have a big imagination, but I can't for the life of me figure out why someone would do such a thing. Maybe it a "no one has ever done it" kind of thing. Or maybe it simply can be defined es "art" 'cos art needs no explanation.