Flowers are an important aspect of Iris Gonzalez's photography. “Flowers are fragile and perish, this is the beauty of nature.” It is precisely this fact that Iris likes to capture: "A bouquet decays, I try to freeze the moment when it is at its most beautiful." Iris experiments with this moment of perfection in her work. When is a flower at its most beautiful?
Gonzalez has always had a fascination with the golden age. As a small child she
was already captivated by the mysticism, wealth and excess of that time. Later
she also started to delve more and more into the paintings of the old masters,
especially the still lifes and portraits. Her admiration for the detailing, the
structure and the balance between light and shadow are a source of inspiration
for her. She also plays with light and shadow in her work and you never get
tired of the details that keep appearing the longer you look.
work she pays tribute to the old masters. She tries to create the effect of a
painting with her photography, paying attention to every detail, just like in
the paintings of the old masters. Just as the old masters managed to capture
the light, colors and structures with every brushstroke, Iris does this in her
photography. In her work she builds a bridge between the present and the past.
From a painting from the golden age to a contemporary medium, photography.
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De Galerie Den Haag offers you a choice of 12 werken from Iris Gonzalez. Click on one of the works for more information and availability for hire.