Thursday, 3 February 2011

Daniel Aires Grazina




ECAL, the art school in Lausanne, Switzerland, is a formidable proving ground for talented young Swiss creatives, and Pierre Fantys, the Head of the Photography Department there, has helped mould and polish a generation of fascinating and inventive photographers. Daniel Aires Grazina is one of the most interesting graduates from last year, and true to ECAL form, much of his imagery involves elaborately constructed dioramas and fantasies. The Nature Humaine series, shown here in colour, is Grazina's attempt to create idealised natural scenes within an obviously domestic environment. The cascading waterfall surrounded by verdant ferns tumbling out of kitchen units, or the miniature sand-swept Monument Valley discovered in the corner of a room hint at utopias found in the most unlikely places at home, a meeting of the banal and the picturesque.
The black and white series, showing inventive destinies for the most mundane objects, is from a collaboration with fellow ECAL graduate Charles Negre, another interesting talent whose work explores fantastical scenarios in the most unexpected places.



From Le Cabinet, 2010, with Charles Negre


From the Nature Humaine series


From Le Cabinet, 2010, with Charles Negre


From the Nature Humaine series


From Le Cabinet, 2010, with Charles Negre



From the Nature Humaine series




All images © Daniel Aires Grazina except where noted






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