Evasive Memories

Evasive Memories


Artist: Felipe Enger
Editions: 15
Size: 76,2x50,8 cm
Technique: Fine Art Print

About the piece
When one visits a place for the first time, there is a lot of information to be absorbed. Trying to process all these new pieces of information, one always resorts to previous experiences and memories in the effort to relate to the new surroundings. However, sometimes a new place might not resemble anywhere else and one needs to absorb all the new information as raw data to be interpreted. Considering memories as the interpretation of this raw data, they might not present the factual reality. Evasive Memories is the visual interpretation of some raw data that Enger gathered from an unknown place. Therefore, this is rather “mindscapes”, the representation of the idea of a landscape created in the mind of the artist, than an actual landscape. This work was inspired by Carl Jung, who believed art and images found in dreams were a way of expression of the unconscious; and the Abstract Expressionism, in the sense that they explore the unknown and its different possibilities, leaving space for interpretation.

About the artist
Felipe Enger (b.1989) is a Brazilian/Swedish visual artist based in London. His multicultural background and extensive travels have had a significant influence on his work. Growing up in Brazil, where light is warm and intense and shadows are harsh, and having lived in Sweden and the UK, where the light is softer and shadows are more subtle, had a big impact in the way he sees photography. For him, photography is not just a tool to frame the world around us, but also a medium that gives shape to abstract concepts such as dreams, the unconscious mind and the idea of belonging. Landscapes, natural geometry, and textures are usually the starting point for him to shed light on his ideas and create his world visually.

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