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Hanna Antonsson’s Abstract Photography Embraces The Beautiful And The Strange

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Taking shape, color, and form as a starting point, Swedish photographer Hanna Antonsson juxtaposes curious images with similar graphic elements that vacillate between being intriguing and confusing.

Antonsson’s imagery includes contrasting dead birds, liquids, and litter to create evocative diptychs. Her unique view connects the worlds of art, nature, and photography, where the subjects and objects in question become a new vehicle for exploitation. Her work makes you look twice—each frame encompasses an almost subversive nature and draws the viewer in, before forcing them to confront what is actually occurring. Describing her own work as “a fascination and a romanticization of the synthetic”, Antonsson’s conceptual photography presents everyday scenes through an abstracted guise.

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All images © Hanna Antonsson