Eliyah Mesayer by Ricardo March 15, 2018 0 Portfolios

Eliyah Mesayer, b. 1987 is a bachelor in fine arts from Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway, and currently a student at the Jutland Art Academy in Aarhus, Denmark. Mesayer’s practice reflects on the illuminated, composing chemical processes with different elements of light by using self-made flashes, minor fixed light constructions in the darkroom, natural lightning, fire and even the moonlight. Her main research the past years is the story of an alchemist that changed the meaning of light. Mesayer works by creating her own chemical processes to expand the viewers’ traditional way of viewing the photograph. By using the alchemist methods on how to manipulate, interring and changing the act of illuminating the object, being the photograph, Mesayer paints with light, and creates a free passage between the act of painting and the photograph.