Artist Biography - Griselda Duch

Based in Barcelona, photographer Griselda Duch captures imagery addressing landscape, still life and architectural photography. Searching for the unstable presence of the beauty, her work conveys a nostalgic and delicate atmosphere, somehow mysterious. Applying a strong sensibility to light and color, her style has developed in cinematic narrative imagery.

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...t her work - whether landscapes, architecture or flora one is struck by Griselda Duch's keen eye for structure and form. Her minimalist approach combined with creative use of natural light and colour lend her photos a unique character and dramatic expressiveness." Stephan Schmidt - Albumen Gallery

The artists work extends our define of "travel photography", encompassing the delicate moments, and scenery, which make the foreign lands so unforgettable. Although the aim is both cases is to create a beautiful pictures, in this case we enjoy the artists specific, precise and researched aesthetic.
Highlighting the small details and touches of color, Griselda's photographs seem almost poetic, to the many aesthetic elements of the Mediterranean island from which they capture. With bewildering feelings of wanderlust, all the photographic landscapes are coated by pink, blue and purple hues. The intimate scenery is fluent in peace and reconciliation.

Her series 'The Blue Hour' comes from the French expression “l’heure bleue”- the period of twilight each morning and evening where there is neither full daylight nor complete darkness. During the blue hour, a period about 20 minutes in length, red light passes straight into space while blue light is scattered in the atmosphere and therefore reaches Earth’s surface, being the blue color spectrum the most prominent when the sun is between 4 and 8 degrees below the horizon.

The series revolves around two narrative stories taken in the city of Barcelona during both summer and autumn seasons. The stream of photographs are shown as non-linear fragments - with desolate coastal landscapes, swimming pools, palm trees, half-moons and iconic touristic attractions from the city of Barcelona. However, the single commonality is the same hour, the same twilight, the same color. All the images were taken during “blue hour”.
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