THE FLOW 09About this photograph
German artist Nicole Holz is interested in maritime and rural landscapes and produces dense visuals compositions with narrative power. Poetic and abstract, her images are created through long exposure effects and slow movements with her camera. They appear to have been painted directly onto the photo paper and are reminiscent of Japanese calligraphic engravings. The flow of the waves lost in the meanders of the ocean become highly complex designs under our gaze. Regarding these productions full of imagination and inspiration, inviting us to meditate on the landscape around us, the photographer says: "Our emotions are like the movement of these waves. Words and thoughts endlessly precipitate in the contemplation of an image. They glide from one to the other, laid bare, breaking, and eventually evaporating in their rapid and relentless rhythm. So our soul finds its source, whose origins are inextricably linked to water."Read more Read less
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Born in 1971, Nicole Holz works as an independent photographer near Frankfurt, in Germany. As a child, she discovered photography using an old Pentax model. Nonetheless, it wasn't until the digital revolution in 2009 that she became highly interested in the medium. Her artistic work is mainly based on series pertaining to nature, landscapes and whimsical worlds that do not adhere to the traditional rules of photography. Finding inspiration in abstraction, she creates surrealistic compositions that are stagings caught up in movement, but that are both fluid and meditative, leaving spectators immersed in their deepest thoughts. Nicole Holz uses the term visual philosophy. She exhibits her photographs during cultural and artistic events in Germany and recently participated in the international arts fair in São Paulo, Brazil (SP-Arte Latin American Art Fair 2015).