Contact01 2020

I use the family album photos as a starting point. The images are manipulated, processed and printed by hand with help of self-composed photo-emulsions like cyanotype and Vandyke in combination with eco-printing onto handmade Japanese washi paper.

I print layers of images connected by carvings and folding, elements of handmade paper and pulp.

Texture, light and transparency are used as instruments to create multiple layers and multiple views.

Words, texts, languages and their graphic and calligraphic interpretations are an integrated part of the pictures together with photographs, old and new.

Contact02 2020

I use the family album photos as a starting point. The images are manipulated, processed and printed by hand with help of self-composed photo-emulsions like cyanotype and Vandyke in combination with eco-printing onto handmade Japanese washi paper.

I print layers of images connected by carvings and folding, elements of handmade paper and pulp.

Texture, light and transparency are used as instruments to create multiple layers and multiple views.

Words, texts, languages and their graphic and calligraphic interpretations are an integrated part of the pictures together with photographs, old and new.

Contact03 2020

I use the family album photos as a starting point. The images are manipulated, processed and printed by hand with help of self-composed photo-emulsions like cyanotype and Vandyke in combination with eco-printing onto handmade Japanese washi paper.

I print layers of images connected by carvings and folding, elements of handmade paper and pulp.

Texture, light and transparency are used as instruments to create multiple layers and multiple views.

Words, texts, languages and their graphic and calligraphic interpretations are an integrated part of the pictures together with photographs, old and new.

Note: The text above was written by the Artist. No modification was made by COCA.

Galina Manikova

Norway

http://www.galina.no

Galina Manikova likes to say that she is a real citizen of the world. She was born on an earlier Japanese island of Sakhalin, grew up in Moscow, got her art education at Bezalel academy in Jerusalem and lives and works in Norway since 1986. She is really a citizen of the world.
She has a solid academic education and has been a lecturer and a teacher at an academic level for many years.
She works with different materials and techniques. Her work is just as eclectic and complex as her background. It includes installation art, video art, computer art, ceramics and photography.
Manikova’s projects tend to grow to include everything, if only to provoke more than a “yes” or a “no.” She photographed compulsively in black and white and in colour, hundreds of striking images close up and at a distance. Many of them can stand on their own as works of art. She printed images on silk, just for the shocking contrast between subject and material. She is incapable of doing anything halfway.

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