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.

"Throughout he
...r 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

Her series 'The Blue Hour' comes from the French expression “l’heure bleue” is 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 latest series “Blue Hours” revolves around two visual narrative stories threads taken in the city of Barcelona during both summer and autumn seasons. The stream of photographs are shown as non-linear fragments that punctuate elements of the overall story, all imminently coming toward each other and coalescing as the story progresses. There is a common thing in the images which gain importance; which is the same hour, the same twilight, the same color. All the images were taken during “blue hour”.

The photo-series introduce desolate coastal landscapes, neon hues, swimming pools, half-moons, iconic touristic attractions from the city of Barcelona, palm trees, and the same characters, appearing as the story progresses. A story that wants to focus on the longing for a summer’s ending, for a city that never sleeps and for all those faded opportunities; allegorizing the title of the work “Blue Hours” acquiring relevance.

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