Its disturbing landscapes fascinating.
Modern photographer Susannah Moksha (Suzanne Mochow) combining photo montage, matte painting and ready-made, created a series of disturbing landscapes, steeped in mysterious atmosphere and twilight mood. Her work is reminiscent of stills from disaster movies, where silent world looks very harmonious and without people.
“To create his works which can be safely attributed to the art of live painting, I’m trying to mix your own photographs and old images found in the archives or at flea markets. But in order to achieve the desired effect, I have to apply the technique of matte painting, which enjoyed great popularity in the twentieth century cinema. Artists of the last century wrote in his paintings on glass panels, later combining them with the previously captured frames. The result is a beautiful landscape scenery (which, incidentally, is now created with three-dimensional graphics) that help to achieve a more believable and realistic pictures. Same for my collages I use fotomontaj and digital manipulation, combining them with Redi-Madame – various plants, various objects, statues and more, allowing you to create the necessary atmosphere of mysterious gloom…” – says Suzanne.
“My work is reminiscent of stills from the movies, where everyone can see what is happening in that place, which clearly only exists in a surreal world. Leaving your collages incomplete, I manage to achieve the effect of scenery, allowing the viewer to reflect on what actions they can fill. Believe me, it’s a huge field for the imagination, because there are no as such rules and borders…” says Moksha.
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