Awoiska van der Molen tries to translate the intensity of such atmospheres into black and white images, images that are simultaneously topographical and psychological landscapes. She move along the edges of anonymous cities, or let herself be absorbed by remote, exotic, natural landscapes. Later, the printing of gelatin silver prints in the darkroom becomes an important part of the process. This way, the isolation and concentration the artist experiences while photographing are transferred to the darkroom.
Awoiska van der Molen
Awoiska van der Molen's photography focuses on situations and locations remote from the turmoil of everyday life. The artist photographs mostly in the evening when senses are not distracted by the daily influences of an urban environment. Under such circumstances, an intangible, ethereal aura of a location slowly catches the attention: a present absence of elements that is not easy to define.
Awoiska van der Molen (The Netherlands, 1972) is based in Amsterdam. She studied architecture at the ABK Minerva Academy Groningen and MFA photography at the St. Joost Academy Breda in the Netherlands. Last year she was nominated for the Hyeres international photography contest in France. Recently her work was also part of the exhibitions ‘A Touch of Dutch’ (DZ Bank, Frankfurt) and the Alt.+1000...