Viewing Room #3 - Helene schmitz

 
Helene Schmitz  Thinking like a Mountain 2017  Diasec mounted in walnut frame, Size 150 x 194 cm - Edition of 2 + 1 AP    INQUIRE

Helene Schmitz

Thinking like a Mountain 2017

Diasec mounted in walnut frame, Size 150 x 194 cm - Edition of 2 + 1 AP

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Thinking like a mountain

We have had the pleasure of working closely with one of Sweden's most successful art photographers, Helene Schmitz, for some years now. A major concern in her practice is how the anthropocentric paradigm has shaped, ordered and exploited the natural world and its resources. Her most recent projects explore large-scale disturbances caused by humans on landscapes. Fotografiska New York recently announced that Schmitz will be one of the inaugural exhibitors when they open their doors in September 2019.

In numerous projects Helene explores the relationship between man and nature. Her works often portray states of imbalance, or out-of-control situations. Her most recent exhibition 'Thinking Like a Mountain' presented a series of works on the theme of exploiting natural resources in Sweden and Iceland. The photographs are often at once both beautiful and menacing. Thinking Like a Mountain can be seen as a meditation on man's relation to nature - a global, highly industrialized and automated transformation of landscapes.

“I see photography as a way of dealing with time and transience – which is a fundamental theme in my images. The medium of photography also has an interesting connection to these concepts,”
— Helene Schmitz
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STIL - SR

A conversation with Helene Schmitz from 6 to 16 minutes into the program.

Photograph by Joakim Rolandsson


Helene Schmitz

The Reservoir 2017

Inkjet print on archival fine art paper - diasec mounted in walnut frame

Edition 4 + 1 AP - Image size 72 x 100 cm

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Helene Schmitz

Aitik Copper and Ice 2017

Inkjet print on archival fine art paper - diasec mounted in walnut frame

Image size 116 x 150 cm - Edition 2 + 1 AP

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Helene Schmitz

Aesthetics of Violence 2017

Inkjet print on archival fine art paper - diasec mounted in walnut frame

Image size 154 x 198 cm Edition of 2 + 1 AP

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Helene Schmitz

Dreamland 2017

Inkjet print on archival fine art paper - diasec mounted in walnut frame

Image size 120 x 154 cm - Edition 2 + 1 AP

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”In Thinking Like a Mountain, I wanted to portray the violent transformation of landscapes in the northern regions of Sweden and Iceland in our time. In my life, I have experienced that the concept of wilderness, and virgin land untouched by humans, has disintegrated.
— Helene Schmitz