In the front space of the gallery, Torch is happy to present a selection of smaller sized photographs by Ellen Kooi.
Known for her large scale landscape and panoramic photography, Ellen Kooi recently
produced smaller sized photographs. In keeping with Kooi’s signature style, this body
of work explores the compelling relationship between man and landscape, with figures
seemingly caught in a need to dissolve into the landscape surrounding them. Her
architectural approach to composition and perspective leave her outdoor scenes
feeling empty and desolate, with viewers asked to arrive at their own meaning. Ellen
Kooi's works contain ambiguity, wonder, vigor, loneliness and confrontation; shown
through her characters and choreography, and lead by a dazzling décor. However,
some of the works on display do not contain figures at all, a rarity for Kooi. Still with
the same atmosphere, these framed photos are a little more loose in character.