Véronique Ellena is attentive to all that makes the poetry and depth of everyday life. The simple beauty of the world around us is at the heart of her concerns. Her work articulates several questions: the place of humans in society, the environment and its symbolism, the relationship to spirituality and art, particularly to photography and classical painting. She has been interested in both everyday scenes and still lifes, as well as the homeless. She creates silver gelatin photographs using a large format camera. This historic camera with which only one photo can be taken at a time is equipped with a bellows and optical bench. It allows her to be in close relationship with the history of her medium and the aspirations of its great masters. The 4x5 camera also gives the moment of shooting a unique and timeless atmosphere. The exposure time is long. The incomparable softness and sharpness of the lens allows for high-quality enlargements in which the gaze and imagination can travel.
Being an artist has allowed me to be.
Fascinated by color and light, Véronique Ellena has been creating photographic stained glass since 2014. The connection between photography and stained glass echoes her desire to magnify simple things, to speak of spirituality as close to everyday life as possible. To amaze while creating a sense of protection, to evoke the beauty of nature while committing to living together - that is what stained glass represents for the artist.
Lauréate de la récompense Dialogues du Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l'Intelligence de la Main® 2016 En savoir plus