Tanya Long is introduced by Stichting IK.
Born 1981 in New York/USA, lives and works in Eindhoven/NL
2010 – 2012 Master of Fine Arts, Academy of Art & Design St Joost, Breda, NL
2005 – 2008 BA (HONS) Photography, University of the Arts London: London College of Communication, London, UK
Tanya Long's artistic practise is largely focused on finding out what else analogue photographic tools and materials can do other than serve to create or carry a mechanically rendered representation. This research is guided by three major interests:
1) The reduction of photography to its essence: light and time.
2) The application of the characteristics of Minimalism and other 1960's conceptual art to photography. For example, the emphasis on surface, color, seriality, and objecthood as well as the use of an industrial, standardized material.
3) Freeing the Photograph from the genre of Photography. The Photograph as Painting, as Sculpture as Performance.