Using analogue methods, Isabel M. Martínez distills the medium of photography to its key elements: light, time, and chemistry. Shapes are delineated through masking, and burnt onto negatives by light precisely regulated as it enters the camera. Forms float atop rippling textures derived from tampering with the film’s emulsion. Viewing Martínez’s images prompts contemplation of elemental forms of consciousness. Her works appear to vibrate, emitting a silent hum that is mysterious, transfixing and moving.
Curated by Bill Clarke