The swedish photographers Hilma & Maria’s exhibition: The Secrets Of The Mirror
Opening: Sat May 3rd 20:00
Duration: 2008-0503–end of May
Add:TCG Nordica UP-Gallery,Xiba lu 101,Kunming,Yunnan,China
Tel:0871-4114692 or 4114691
“The photos are a mix from Scandinavia and southeast Asia. The pictures have different thems, mainly of nature.”
About the Artists
Maria and Hilma have moved from Sweden to live in Kunming in China for a year to take part in a culture course. During this year they have been inspired by Asian surroundings and have developed their photographic skills. “The Secrets Of The Mirror” is their very first exhibition and it is fortunate they have started to share their beautiful pictures with a bigger audience.
Maria Stenlund is 24 years old and an authorized nurse, she comes from the city of Leksand in Dalarna in Sweden. Maria’s interest in photography began when her twin sister Anna took a photo course when they were sixteen. Since then Maria has taken various courses in photography and have deepened her knowledge in different techniques. During this year she has been part of a documentary group and is the most frequent and appreciated photographer at events at Nordica. Maria’s photographs have two different themes: detail and documentary, both are presented in “the Secrets of the Mirror”. In her photographs Maria wishes to capture the very soul of the object, and manages to do so in close detailed pictures but also in pictures that holds larger scenery. She wants you to get the feeling of watching the object for the first time even though you’ve seen it a thousand times before. Maria wants to give you a glimpse of heaven, through the wonders of the earth.
Hilma Andersson comes from the city of Kramfors in the north part of Sweden. Hilma is 26 years old and holds a bachelor degree in social work. As a social worker Hilma has lived and worked in Uganda, Africa, during three different periods in 2006 and 2007. Her interest in photography began to bloom when she borrowed her father’s old camera in 2003. During a visit to a minority park in Yunnan last fall, her “photographic eye” opened and she discovered a new style of creating an image. This changed Hilma’s view towards a more experimental and artistic way of taking pictures. From this moment Hilma started taking the type of photos presented in “The Secret’s Of The Mirror”. Hilma’s pictures have one theme but ranges from being very peaceful with a more clear image to being playful with a more abstract feeling. Hilma is fascinated by reflections in the water and how it can speak to ones imagination, creating new, vivid images.