They're mysterious presences, belonging to any and no era. They're the women at the center of Denise Grünstein's photographs. In the setting of the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, nature, history and femininity are intertwined in a story of timeless emotions.
There's no beginning and no end in Grünstein's photography. The story, assembled with symbolic and dream-like compositions, lives through emotions, the true narrative motor of her creations. An imaginary world soaked in Romanticism, in an age when there's no longer anything romantic.
The photographer juxtaposes images in a complex game between past, present and future. Temporal ambiguity is a subtle wind that blows on every shot, sculpting arabesques, drawing shadows, concealing faces and ruffling hair.
From the heights of her authorial stature, Swedish photographer Denise Grünstein once again stands out for her use of Gestalt theory in staged photography, constructing the reality to be photographed. And allowing us to dream as she subverts proportions and perceptions.
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