Experimentation and testing the boundaries of both the known and the visible are central to my artistic practice.

Since 2018, I have been investigating the defects of vision and perception by taking experimental photographs with historic image-making devices of the camera obscura. I reshape the circular hole of the classic aperture into line and other shapes. Above all, I am interested in the effects of movement and distortion, which give to what is static a sense of movement, speed. In the process, pixels become lines that confer the photographs with a painterly look. The paint-like effect recalls both the impressionistic style and the blurred paintings by the German artist Gerhard Richter.


I obtain the transition – the reconstruction of the outer space into something new, by using mirrors. To focus the exposure on individual elements, colours and patterns, I apply stencil masks at the back of the aperture. Whereas, by taking photographs with a word-shaped aperture, I poetically emphasize that words, thoughts, and definitions affect our perception of the visible.

I find it intriguing to merge movement and light of the outdoor open space, city, or nature into an enclosed space, like the box of a camera obscura. The results depend on how I choose and use the different components - the aperture, mirrors, masks and image catchers. This technique allows me to respond to the external situation.

 

LIGHT_COLOR_RHYTHM, SKRBINA, KARST, SLO

LEA JAZBEC

2020

A WORD-SHAPED APERTURE

LEA JAZBEC

2020

IRIS-WIND ROSE
THE SEČOVLJE SALTWORKS, SLO

LEA JAZBEC

2020

BIRD

ONE MORNING IN ISOLATION.

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2020

LIVADA RECOVERY PROJECT, LIVADA LAB, LJUBLJANA, SLO

LEA JAZBEC

2019

RECONNECT

LEA JAZEBC

2019

TEST THE THIN FRAME LINE

LEA JAZBEC

2019

OBJECTS

LEA JAZEBC

2019

"RESHAPING THE APERTURE"

LEA JAZBEC

2019

NATURE THROUGH THE 3MM HORIZONTAL LINE APERTURE

LEA JAZBEC

2019

WATERFALL,
PERMANENT SITE-SPECIFIC INSTALLATION,
TRZIC, SLO

LEA JAZBEC

2018