Elsa Salonen

Still Life with Flowers (from Pink to Red)

a bleached bouquet and its distilled colours, isomalt, glass, metal, cement
2022–2023, 150x150x30 cm

The artist distilled colours from the various flowers of a bouquet (chinese delphiniums, alpine delphiniums, eucalypti, safflowers, roses). After this, the very same bouquet was bleached. The distilled colours were preserved as isomalt mixtures in glass bottles and shown next to the bleached bouquet.

Installation views: for ARCOmadrid with Galerie Jochen Hempel, 2023 / Photographer: Joe Clark