Artist Blog

Every week an artist whose single image was published by Der Greif is given a platform in which to blog about contemporary photography.

Lilly Lulay

Jul 10, 2017 - Francesca Catastini

I met Lilly Lulay last January at Fotomuseum in Winterthur, during this year’s edition of Plat(t)form and I instantly liked her work.

Using different types of photographic images as her raw material, she dissects them into their bare elements of structure and colour, in order to investigate visual strata; questioning the social role played by photography and how the medium can affect our perception of the world.

She collects images coming from different archives and sources, like scientific books from the 1980s, private photo albums from the 1990s, or collective digital pictures from the present day. All images she employs represent very well a specific media epoch and their origin is strictly linked to the meaning of her work itself.

She currently has a few shows on, in Athens, Berlin and Bordeaux, plus a few others on their way, go and check her website and visit one of her exhibitions if you can!