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Carolin Seeliger – Deep Sea

Oct 12, 2018 - Anja Ligaya Weiss

Carolin Seeliger’s work „Deep Sea“ ranges somewhere between photography and painting. In an intuitive process using liquid or jellylike materials from cosmetic products she creates temporary, ephemeral images which she captures by means of photography just before they are about to dissolve.

The enlargements of these images make plastic microparticles visible that partially end up staying in the cycle of the oceans. Colors and shapes in the images are inspired by the deep sea, which serves as a symbol for unattainability and the fascination for the diversity of life with regard to the anthropogenic impact.

 

What I like about this series is that Carolin deals with the subject of environmental pollution in a very fascinating experimental way that addresses both the viewer’s imagination and intellect.

Carolin lives in Berlin where she works as a freelance photographer and artist.

 

You can find out more about her work here