The Top 100 - Timed Auction31 MAY 2021 - 24 JUNE 2021
73. Gina Soden
Digital photograph on Hahnemuhle 325gsm Baryta paper
105.5 x 88 cm.
Created in 2020
This photograph is number 3 from an edition of 10 with 2 Artist Proofs
Sold with a signed certificate of authenticity
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At the heart of Gina Soden’s photography is a preoccupation with abandoned structures and locations. Based in London, she travels widely to undisclosed sites throughout Europe and explores the boundaries of beauty, decay, nostalgia and neglect. The genesis of each piece is often the unique architectural character of each location, heightened by their painfully slow transformation after years of abandonment.
This work is from her 2020 series How Long is Now. The works seem to depict the past - dreams, lives and structures all forgotten. She is reflecting on the meaning of time and our understanding of the present moment - Now. There is a sense of a time capsule, fragmented between two times and realities. Is now an indivisible momentary line between the past and present?
This was photographed in one of the most interesting abandoned castles Gina has visited. Her imagination went wild as there was so much left behind. The ceilings and floors adorned huge gaping holes but this beautiful piano remained amongst the decay. She especially loved the ornate plasterwork in the background too. It was so atmospheric and one she could have photographed it for hours. It was really awkward to get inside here, a narrow escape for different reasons.
Solo Exhibition: How Long is Now, Artyque Agency, Berlin, Oct 2020
Recent Group Exhibitions: Generation Y, Platform Foundation, London, July 2019. Archaeologies Trio Show, Charlie Smith Gallery, March 2019
Art Car Boot Fair, London, September 2018. Vault 100 exhibition, Ned Club, April 2017 –Permanent installation. Art in Ruins, Solo show, London, Blacks Club, March – May 2017. Fotofever Art Fair, Paris, November 2016
Photo London, Eleven Gallery, Somerset House, London, May 2016. 7 show, K35 Gallery, Moscow, February 2016
Residency at Villa Lena, Tuscany, 2020 (postponed)
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