Liesl PfefferBerlin, GermanyLiesl Pfeffer (b.1979) is an Australian visual artist based in Berlin, Germany. She is known for her photography, artist books and printmaking. She completed her bachelor degree at Queensland College of Art, Australia and Monash University Australia. Leading artist residences include Vermont Studio Center, The Banff Centre and The Wassaic Project. Recent exhibitions c3 Contemporary Art Space, Queensland Centre for Photography, Ortega y Gasset Projects as well as SPRING/BREAK art fair. Follow her on Instagram @lieslpfeffer.
Part of Liesl Pfeffer’s ongoing project, To See The Moon Fall From The Sky (2016-) Pfeffer has a passion for exploring time and indexicality (the physical relationship between the object photographed and its resulting image). The works in this series depict celestial objects such as stars, moons and planets. Pfeffer uses light from the Sun in the exposure of cyanotype photograms using drawings and sunlight to cast shadows on light-sensitive paper, so that the photograph records a trace—or index—of its subject.
Title: The Milky Way, 2019
Print Size: 30 x 23 cm
Full bleed, no white border. Smooth paper edge.
Edition of 10 + 1 Artist Proof
External Dimensions: 51 x 43 cm
These works are made using the cyanotype photographic process, which uses simple chemistry, light and water to produce a Prussian blue image. Autographic line drawings take the place of a photographic negative to create the final image. Each cyanotype is created by hand individually and as a result there may be a slight difference between the screen version and the final print. Please note that the cyanotype is full bleed, there is no border on the paper and the edge of the paper is smooth.
Each cyanotype is signed individually by the artist on the back of the print. For framed prints, a Certificate of Authenticity will be issued
The cyanotype will be floated within the frame on a white background (mount board). The print will be hinge mounted, a process which will allow the print to be safely removed from the frame should there ever be a need to do so. Please note that as this is hand framed, that there may be a slight wave in the print within the frame which is a common occurrence when framing original prints.