ConceptEuropeHorizons by Henrietta Richer

I´m not interested in illustrating my time. Illustrating the reality of my time is limiting, it does not liberate me. I see no point in adding to the plethora of largely negative images of our time’s tragedies.
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I´m not interested in illustrating my time. Illustrating the reality of my time is limiting, it does not liberate me.

I see no point in adding to the plethora of largely negative images of our time’s tragedies. My relationship with photography, with the light, is the same as that of a painter with her paints and canvas. My abstract work is inspired by the vibrant tones of Fauvism and the Colour Field painters Mark Rothko and Cyfford Still, and more recently the blurred paintings of Gerhard Richter.

I search for naturally occurring blocks of colour and create a blurred image with my camera, devoid of reference, free from any direct associations. Through the editing process I can add or remove colour, tones, highlights or lowlights, just as a painter can add or scrape away paint.The colours in my images sometimes coalesce and sometimes vibrate where they touch or overlap. They contain a breath of life.I want viewers to forget their surroundings, to merge with the colours and horizons, to relax and feel at peace. I want to create harmony and calm, a space to simply be. [Official Website]

Horizons | Henrietta Richer

Horizons | Henrietta Richer

Horizons | Henrietta Richer

Horizons | Henrietta Richer

Horizons | Henrietta Richer

Horizons | Henrietta Richer

Horizons | Henrietta Richer

Horizons | Henrietta Richer

Horizons | Henrietta Richer

Horizons | Henrietta Richer

Horizons | Henrietta Richer

Horizons | Henrietta Richer

Horizons | Henrietta Richer

Horizons | Henrietta Richer