FRAUKE EIGEN: AWAKENING (ONLINE FEATURE)
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Spring is finally here and this year more than ever feels like a new beginning. To celebrate this reawakening we are highlighting the work of a photographer whose work embraces the healing powers of nature in the modern world.
Frauke Eigen’s balanced and serene images capture the concealed minimal qualities and the fluidity of nature. Harmonious compositions, rhythmic contrasts and fine shades of grey characterise Eigen’s clear black and white silver gelatin prints. She searches for harmony and symmetry, but is not afraid to embrace imperfections. The found symmetry is often subjected to disruptions, irregularities in the lighting, warps in the metal, breakages and confrontation with nature.
Eigen uses super-matt photographic paper and a Japanese technique of laminating the prints with rice starch, emphasising the subtle nuances in the surface textures.