Alina Frieske: Book launch surrounded by her works
A unique occasion to discover her book, to understand her technique and look at her works.
When she felt torn between fine art and photography, Alina
Frieske found a way to paint with photographs. Taking hundreds
of small fragments of found images, she gradually pieces them
together to create her own unique scenes. Her work explores
how we relate to and understand images, and how with enough
vague perspectives we can create a clear picture of what’s really
happening.Alina’s process always begins with drawing the
outline of the image she wants to create, and she then fills in this
outline using the fragments she finds. “I have this folder of
material where I look for a specific color structure that could
represent the various details I need to depict,” she says. “Most of
the time I just take a snippet of that image, and fill the outlines of
the sketch that I’m doing. And then it builds up for quite a while.
It’s a very long process of gradually building the image.” Up
close, you see the truth. You see the remains, what it was before.
Using them as brushes or marks, placing them on top of one
another,” she says. She found similarities between the pixelated
photos that came up in the image search and the classic
paintings she loved. “It’s about the resolution. My final piece is
very much based on the digital image,” she says. “There’s
something very painterly in the structure of a pixelated photo.”