When one says Iceland, one thinks nature. When Marjoesjka Lavigne went to Iceland for four months, she was enamored by the levels of brightness and vividness of the Nordic landscapes. The game in between the whites of the snow and the endless shadows of greens gives the scenery beautiful textures. Lavigne contemplated such landscapes during winter and returned to Iceland to uncover its essence:
“The country turns blue at dusk in wintertime. All colors fade. Cities look like scale models seeking shelter from the weather in the shadow of the mountains.”
Ísland is a project that portrays Iceland as a country of extreme natural beauty, where colors and contrasts between brightness and blackness never come in small doses. These contrasts come in intense, beautiful and stretched lapses of time… time to stay, stare, live the scenery and get lost in oblivion.
Marjoeska Lavigne wanted to express those “dazzling moments” when time seems to stop in Iceland. Born in Belgium, Lavigne was nominated for the Photoacademy Award in The Netherlands in 2012 for her work Ísland. She has exhibited at UNSEEN in Amsterdam and at 44 Gallery in Belgium among other places. To view more of her work, visit: www.maroesjkalavigne.be
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