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Strauss Louw

Strauss Louw is an artist who uses historical photographic processes to explore ideas surrounding desire, the gaze, environment, and the importance of surface. Louw has an instinctive approach to image making. Rather than calculating or constructing a staged image, he instead captures scenes that are resultant of the act of welcoming ideas of desire into his artistic practice. Control or a sometimes welcomed lack thereof is also pertinent when considering the mediums with which Louw works. One such medium is the 19th century process of salt printing which Louw uses in a manner that intentionally highlights the inherent visual poetry within the elements of this process:  silver, sunlight, and sea salt.

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