Valeria Nuyanzina

stucco_dome, 2016

Analogue Photograph on Archival Paper
11.75 x 16.5 inches (A3)
Limited Edition of 7
Hand signed and dated
Ships from Canada

60.00 £

In stock


ABOUT THE ARTIST - VALERIA NUYANZINA



Valeria Nuyanzina is an artist based in Montreal, Canada. 
Valeria has been involved in many spheres of design, architecture, exhibition work. She received Bachelor's of Architecture from Waterloo University (Cambridge, Canada) and a Master's of Architecture from McGill University (Montreal,Canada) in 2018 with a thesis titled "A living index". 
The topics of storytelling and local narratives have intrigued the artist for many years while living in different parts of the world - cities across Canada, Europe and Japan. Photography has been a permanent documenting medium and a poetic sphere of reflection, recording impressions, memories and capturing feelings present with the present moment.
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https://valerianucloud.space
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ABOUT THE ART WORK


"Double exposure photography to me weaves various languages and voices of the story which are not always only from the people, but also from a place, a side of a building, a cloud passing by or a leaf with their unique story to tell."
—— Valeria Nuyanzina

What is the message you are conveying in this artwork? 

My exploration has always been film photography with the primary technique of double exposure in analogy photography. I have always purchased, assembled and tried cameras that allow for double exposure to happen in various formats. This way the place is painted through multiple dimensions containing a layered story, where the elements collage, reveal one another or conceal the meaning. Double exposure photography to me weaves various languages and voices of the story which are not always only from the people, but also from a place, a side of a building, a cloud passing by or a leaf with their unique story to tell. They come together in one space of a transparent and oblique echoes. I have been observing clouds all my life since I was little and as a kid I would talk to the sky and draw it in most of my gouache paintings. I continued doing that with watercolour, mixed media illustration, film photography and collage. My favourite thing about creating drawings or photographs is that through this process I feel like I translate what is going through the present moment and this energy helps me value the stories all around me, the places I encounter, if someone tells me something valuable - this all is like a fuel for creating for me. This way I can make imprints of such encounters, like treasures embodied in a created piece.

What is a curiosity that you ponder and how do you explore it in your practice?

I find that each moment is completely unique and the photography, drawing, painting help me capture the energy that I can sense and connect to the moment , the place this way. Curiosity is one of the doors that helps enter the current moment. I see a beautiful reflection on the street, a light in someone's living room, half moon before sunset “
“I find that looking through the camera I feel like I look under the magnifying glass at the beauty that generously presents itself to me in people I am talking to, the place I find by accident walking to my studio, the golden light on the wall falling through the branches or even the sound of the water I can hear.”


Weight 200 g
Dimensions 11.75 x 16.5 in
Artist

Valeria Nuyanzina

Material

Analogue Photograph on Archival Paper

Shipping from

Canada