Szilvia Bolla

My focus has gradually shifted towards the border segments of photography by exploring its possibilities in abstraction, and intersections with installation and sculpture. I investigate the ontological nature of the photographic image within virtual and physical environments in order to challenge the viewer’s attention to colour, materiality, and space in relation to the medium. By treating the photograph as a tactile medium, the result of my process are photographic objects that are activated by dynamic installation and printing strategies. The core of my work is primarily based on darkroom techniques such as photograms or luminograms, which I blend with UV printing onto plexiglass and thermoforming. While aiming to create a distinctive play between digital and camera-less processes and their emergent content by experimenting with photochemistry, light-sensitivity, colour mixing and scanning, I attempt to deal with the structure and materiality of the contemporary photographic image.