Øyvind Hjelmen : Moments Reflected

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Le deuxième volume énigmatique et poétique de la trilogie d’Øyvind Hjelmen.

Dans sa deuxième monographie, le photographe norvégien Øyvind Hjelmen accueille les spectateurs dans son univers photographique richement poétique et mystérieux: Moments Reflected. S’étendant sur son portfolio du même titre en incluant des œuvres non publiées ou exposées auparavant, les planches bichromiques séquencées et méticuleusement imprimées présentées dans ce volume sont caractérisées par des ombres profondes, des éclats de lumière pénétrante et l’esthétique vaporeuse souvent associée aux photographies analogiques réalisées. En utilisant des caméras en plastique ou d’autres appareils photo à faible technologie. Pourtant, au-delà de la maîtrise de l’artisanat et de l’esthétique magistralement perfectionnée de Hjelmen, ses photographies énigmatiques manœuvrent lentement sous la surface. C’est à ce niveau subliminal que le personnel devient universel et fait allusion aux expériences humaines de mémoire, de peur, de perte, de sexualité, d’espoir, de cauchemars et de doute. Comme le suggère le célèbre romancier norvégien Lars Saabye Christensen dans son essai qui ouvre le livre «. . . Le doute est une force artistique. . . . Le point de vue de Hjelmen n’est jamais celui de celui qui est absolument certain, mais celui de celui qui cherche. » Ainsi, Moments Reflected s’efforce de récompenser le spectateur / chercheur intuitif et contemplatif alors que, page par page, le récit visuellement poétique se déroule comme un rêve.

Winner: Bronze/Fine Art Books – Tokyo International Foto Awards

The enigmatic and poetic second volume of Øyvind Hjelmen’s trilogy.

In his second monograph, Norwegian photographer Øyvind Hjelmen welcomes viewers into his richly poetic and mysterious photographic world: Moments Reflected. Expanding on his portfolio of the same title by including works not previously published or exhibited, the lyrically sequenced and meticulously printed duotone plates presented in this volume are characterized by deep shadows, bursts of penetrating light, and the gauzy aesthetics often associated with analog photographs made using plastic or other low-tech cameras. Yet beyond Hjelmen’s command of craft and masterfully honed aesthetics, his enigmatic photographs maneuver slowly below the surface. It is on this subliminal level that the personal becomes universal and alludes to the human experiences of memory, fear, loss, sexuality, hope, nightmares, and doubt. As the widely celebrated Norwegian novelist Lars Saabye Christensen suggests in his essay that opens the book “. . . Doubt is an artistic force. . . . Hjelmen’s viewpoint is never that of one who is absolutely certain, but of one who seeks.” Thusly, Moments Reflected endeavors to reward the intuitive and contemplative viewer/seeker as page-by-page the visually poetic narrative unfolds like a dream.

Øyvind Hjelmen has worked with photography for over 25 years and specializes in masterfully hand-printed black and white gelatin silver prints, hand bound artist books and portfolios, and large format unique photograms. He holds a BA in Modern Art and Aesthetics from the University of Bergen. His works have been exhibited in 15 countries and are held in a number of public and private collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Moments Reflected is Hjelmen’s fifth book, and is conceived as the second part of Hjelmen’s trilogy, which began with Elsewhere (Kehrer, 2010) and will conclude with Broken Shadow at a later date. He lives and works on the island of Stord, off the west coast of Norway, where he is also co-directs the artist-in-residence program at Halsnøy Kloster, Sunnhordland Museum.

LARS SAABYE CHRISTENSEN is one of Norway’s most prominent and celebrated writers. Since his debut in 1976, Saabye Christensen has written has written numerous novels, collections of poetry and short stories, as well as several p

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Etat du livre Neuf
ISBN 13 9780999755310
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Poids 700 g
Dimensions 24 × 28 cm
Nombre de pages 72 pages
Reliure Relié
Langues anglais, norvégien