KÜNSTLERHAUS

BETHANIEN

Artist

Martina Hoogland Ivanow

Sweden

The photographs of Martina Hoogland Ivanow are characterised by a dark, mesmerizing aesthetic, conveying a heightened presence which is at once real and poetic. Hers are small stories told by way of one image.

Hoogland Ivanow’s latest project (and upcoming book), “Far Too Close”, is a visual meditation on both physical and emotional distance – on the closeness to a subject and the remoteness from a place. Interweaving family portraits and interiors of homes with landscapes of remote locations, and combining them with photographs of her own community, she thus creates a literary tale which shifts from disturbing to familiar and addresses the very nature of photography.