Áine Kelly is an Irish visual artist specialising in photography and sculpture. She graduated in Fine Art from the Crawford College of Art and Design in 2016.
Her practice involves an investigative approach in order to find new ways to capture an authentic ‘photograph’. Releasing herself from the camera, she works directly with light sensitive papers, scanners, lens, transparent materials, and most importantly, light.
Flow + Flow was made whilst on an artist residency in Iceland. Lumps, sheets and crystals of ice were placed onto light sensitive paper and processed in the darkroom. Magnifying lenses were often used to control and refract the light passing through various states of ice and water. This manipulation of light was also a way to accelerate the melting of ice by hand. The intention of the work is to present an abstract impression of the landscape and capture the transient nature of ice, alluding to the country’s retreating glaciers.
Locations: United Kingdom