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The Island of Many Dreams
May 10 to June 20, 2014
Mia Nelle Drøschler
Opening Friday May 9 , 5 – 7.

Mia Nelle Drøschler has created a new series of photo collages examining the idea of utopia. Throughout time, Utopia has been described as a fictional, geographical location or an island to where you can travel in order to be part of an ideal society . Drøschler now develops this idea from a psychological point of view , questioning whether the idea of Utopia also can be a a result of a longing for something better. As the American psychologist Agnes Balint points out, the idea of Utopia can be compared to dreams, as Utopia often is chaotic, illogical and distorted for the reader / spectator just as dreams can be.

As seen in previous works, Drøschler hereby continues her interest in the subconscious mind visualized through natural motifs. She attempts to resolve the conflicting relationship between dream and reality by creating seemingly illogical scenes and strange creatures through techniques which are rooted in intuition and spontaneity to allow her own subconscious to come to expression.

Looking at Drøschlers photo collages, the spectator is invited to look at another magical world. A recollection from her own experiences in nature, where for example a star sky carefully is composed as a ' backdrop ' behind a mountain landscape , as seen in " Floating Away ". There is a melancholic mood engaging the the spectator with the idea that one can be in many places at the same time .

The photo collages consist of found photographs, combined with her own photographs . Snapshots and scans are brought together in Photoshop , sampled together in one scene, after which they are printed as photographic prints glee .

Drøschler recently moved back to Denmark after having stayed in the UK for six years. For the past two years she has lived and worked in Scotland. The nature of the Scottish highland is therefore her main choice of motifs for this new body of work as she has been photographing mountain landscapes during her many hikes.

Drøschler completed a degree in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2010. She has been exhibiting in England and Scotland, recently at the Danish Cultural Institute in Edinburgh.

Interested in more digital reproductions ? Please send an email to the gallery. Biography will be sent on request.

Wibeke Vadstrup
Bie & Vadstrup galleri
Sølvgade 26
1307 Copenhagen K

May, '14

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