Flowers in Dutch Light

Stella Gommans :: A Gorgeous Mess From : "Flowers in Dutch Light" at Elliott Gallery
Stella Gommans :: A Gorgeous Mess. From : “Flowers in Dutch Light” at Elliott Gallery | for better resolution see image on bottom

“Flowers in Dutch Light”

Taking inspiration from the mastery of Dutch Golden Age painters and by blending this with 20th century photographers and their use of light, Stella Gommans’ resulting work is poetic, aesthetic, elegant and minimalistic. For Gommans – a former dancer and a largely self-taught photographer, nature in its broadest sense is an unfailing source of inspiration.

This exquisite body of work celebrates flowers – capturing their different phases and the variety of shapes and colours – each telling their own story. In beautiful detail she depicts how the light emphasises the elegance of the stem, or how it catches the leaf, or how it allows us to catch a glimpse of the brittle petals and the burst of colours when in full bloom. Gommans invites the viewer to look closer and sometimes even take a step back, because in that instant – hidden aspects emerge – like a choreography, a fabulous dance.

‘A Declaration of Love, flowers in Dutch light’ is a series that symbolises life.

Flowers naturally bloom in all their strength, vulnerability and beauty – with elegance and grace – poetically captured in that single moment in time, never to be repeated again. Quoted from Elliott Gallery

Stella Gommans :: A Beautiful Chaos. From : "A Declaration of Love. Flowers in Dutch Light" | Stella Gommans
Stella Gommans :: A Beautiful Chaos. From : “A Declaration of Love. Flowers in Dutch Light” | Stella Gommans
Stella Gommans :: Embrace the Journey. From : “Flowers in Dutch Light” at Elliott Gallery
Stella Gommans :: Smile, Sparkle and Shine. From : “Flowers in Dutch Light” at Elliott Gallery
Stella Gommans :: Time Will Tell. From : “Flowers in Dutch Light” at Elliott Gallery
Stella Gommans :: Escape the Ordinary. From : “Flowers in Dutch Light” at Elliott Gallery
Stella Gommans :: Handle with Care. From : “Flowers in Dutch Light” at Elliott Gallery
Stella Gommans :: Attitude is Everything. From : “Flowers in Dutch Light” at Elliott Gallery
Stella Gommans :: A Gorgeous Mess. From : "Flowers in Dutch Light" at Elliott Gallery
Stella Gommans :: A Gorgeous Mess. From : “Flowers in Dutch Light” at Elliott Gallery

All images: Archival Pigment Prints on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper

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