25 November 2007
Popel Coumou builds two dimensional spaces of paper, photos and clay. By using daylight and sometimes artificial light she bring the third dimension into her work. She uses an analogue 35 mm camera to capture these spaces. With these techniques she seems to be challenging the boarder of photography and painting.
She is fascinated by spaces where you can feel the absence of human presence, spaces that have a sense of mystery and silence. By combining the spaces with portraits she brings an extra layer in the work and makes it more intimate. It even emphasizes the absence of a human being. In her latest work the photos become more abstract and you can see her fascination for architecture.