The Cold Water surrounds the naked female body.Does she sink to the bottom or rise she the surface for air?
Mia Mai Dengsø Graabæk
Mia Mai Dengsø Graabæk

Here you find Mia Mai Dengsø Graabæk's two series: Sinking Into (2016) and Untitled (2015)

Sinking Into (2016)
The cold water surrounds the naked female body. Before her eyes, everything is dark and distorted, for her ears a noisy silence. Without a sense of direction she floats weightlessly. Does she sink to the bottom or is she surfacing the surface for air.

Mia Mai Dengsø Graabæk captures in the cold water of Øresund fragments of man and nature all at once in a both abstract, sensual and universal universe. The ambience is dark and quiet, like a vacuum under water. The photo series Sinking Into is about being surrounded and trying to break free. It is a series about feelings of ambivalence – to be alone, naked and vulnerable, but also more honest and alive.

The works’ only filter is the water – the natural element that encloses the body. Nothing is covered or manipulated. The water is not only invigorating and necessary, it also contains a strength to kill. Sinking Into is expressed somewhere in between. A place where the body moves in weightless condition, and where the bare trees, the comprehensible, seems more and more blurred. A lonely and personal place to sink into to comprehend the abstract and intangible in life in order to find direction. Exactly here the naked and vulnerable stand out. Without filter. Fallible. And much more genuine.

“A word that is very important to me is ambivalence. To describe conflicting emotions, that there is a beauty in sorrow. That a picture can say two things at once. That is probably the most important to me. Cause emotions are almost always like that” Mia Mai Dengsø Graabæk.

Sinking Into reflects Mia Mai Dengsø Graabæks workprocess. It is never the planned photographs that are eventually chosen, and most often it is the errors that the essence and honesty in the works is expressed.

“Mistakes are very important to me – It is in the errors I can find the intuitive and honesty” Mia Mai Dengsø Graabæk.

Where words run out or appear insufficient, the photographs in Sinking Into is Mai Mai Dengsø Graabæks mouthpiece. With the camera she captures and communicates momentary feelings and emotions without saying anything definitive or complete. With Sinking Into formulated an open statement that the viewer is invited to even complete – for what swallowed that down?

Untitled (2015)
Mia Mai Graabæk tells a story in her work in lyrical poetic imagery.

"A photograph by Mia Mai is like a beautiful poem that grabs, touches all the strings in you and does not leave you quite the same" tells gallery owner Vilhelm Halgreen excitedly "I'm very pleased to show Mia Mai’s unique pictures in Galleri Grundstof"

Mia Mai works in an almost monochrome picture. It gives at once a strong and a silent expression. As the beholder we do not experience it all at once, cause Mia Mai’s photographs opens up slowly. You continually find new layers that can sometimes change the photograph completely. You catch yourself feeling like a voyeur and slowly you discover that it is phases of your own life you are secretly watching.

"I am fascinated by feelings, they are fragile and can be difficult to express and understand. To me, photographs are some of the closest you can get to describing feelings cause they are everywhere in the photograph; in the light, in the dark, nearby, in the hair, in the lips, the emptiness, in the noise, movement or stagnation. You can express something through photographs, movements, and light that can be difficult to explain in words" Mia Mai says about her photographs.

About the artist
Mia Mai Graabæk is graduated at Fatamorgana, Copenhagen 2018, 18 Frames (2015) and is receiving education at The National Film School of Denmark, cinematographic line (of 2015).  

Mia Mai Graabæk has exhibited in Denmark and China, and she lives and works in Copenhagen

See more on http://www.miamai.dk/

 All rights reserved Mia Mai Graabæk and Galleri Grundstof



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Drown. Sinking Into #1
Lambdaprint. Oakframe with glass
33 x 44 cm - 470 €
45 x 60 cm - 635 €
57 x 76 cm - 700 €
The whole series - a total of nine works (8 works 33 x 44 cm and a work 45 x 60 cm) sold for 3.000 €. (Discounts on 1.395 €)
Oplag max: 5 + 2AP
Veins. Sinking Into #2
Lambdaprint. Oakframe with glass
33 x 44 cm - 525 €
45 x 60 cm - 700 €
57 x 76 cm - 860 €
The whole series - a total of nine works (8 works 33 x 44 cm and a work 45 x 60 cm) sold for 3.000 €. (Discounts on 1.395 €)
Oplag max: 5 + 2AP
Sinking Into. Sinking Into #3
Lambdaprint. Oakframe with glass
33 x 44 cm - 525 €
45 x 60 cm - 700 €
57 x 76 cm - 860 €
The whole series - a total of nine works (8 works 33 x 44 cm and a work 45 x 60 cm) sold for 3.000 €. (Discounts on 1.395 €)
Oplag max: 5 + 2AP
The Clear and the Body. Sinking Into #4
Lambdaprint. Oakframe with glass
33 x 44 cm - 430 €
45 x 60 cm - 540 €
57 x 76 cm - 620 €
The whole series - a total of nine works (8 works 33 x 44 cm and a work 45 x 60 cm) sold for 3.000 €. (Discounts on 1.395 €)
Oplag max: 5 + 2AP
Skin. Sinking Into #5
Lambdaprint. Oakframe with glass
33 x 44 cm - 470 €
45 x 60 cm - 635 €
57 x 76 cm - 700 €
The whole series - a total of nine works (8 works 33 x 44 cm and a work 45 x 60 cm) sold for 3.000 €. (Discounts on 1.395 €)
Oplag max: 5 + 2AP
Abrasions. Sinking Into #6
Lambdaprint. Oakframe with glass
33 x 44 cm - 470 €
45 x 60 cm - 635 €
57 x 76 cm - 700 €
The whole series - a total of nine works (8 works 33 x 44 cm and a work 45 x 60 cm) sold for 3.000 €. (Discounts on 1.395 €)
Oplag max: 5 + 2AP
Noise. Sinking Into #7
Lambdaprint. Oakframe with glass
33 x 44 cm - 525 €
45 x 60 cm - 700 €
57 x 76 cm - 860 €
The whole series - a total of nine works (8 works 33 x 44 cm and a work 45 x 60 cm) sold for 3.000 €. (Discounts on 1.395 €)
Oplag max: 5 + 2AP
Don't say. Sinking Into #8
Lambdaprint. Oakframe with glass
33 x 44 cm - 430 €
45 x 60 cm - 540 €
57 x 76 cm - 620 €
The whole series - a total of nine works (8 works 33 x 44 cm and a work 45 x 60 cm) sold for 3.000 €. (Discounts on 1.395 €)
Oplag max: 5 + 2AP
Air. Sinking Into #9
Lambdaprint. Oakframe with glass
33 x 44 cm - 470 €
45 x 60 cm - 635 €
57 x 76 cm - 700 €
The whole series - a total of nine works (8 works 33 x 44 cm and a work 45 x 60 cm) sold for 3.000 €. (Discounts on 1.395 €)
Oplag max: 5 + 2AP
Untitled #1
Lambdaprint on dibon
50x75cm - 510 €
80x120cm - 1.050 €
100x150cm - 2.015 €
Available with glass and frame. Ask for price
Oplag max: 9 + 3AP
Untitled #2
Lambdaprint on dibon
50x75cm - 510 €
80x120cm - 1.050 €
100x150cm - 2.015 €
Available with glass and frame. Ask for price
Oplag max: 9 + 3AP
Untitled #3
Lambdaprint on dibon
50x75cm - 510 €
80x120cm - 1.050 €
100x150cm - 2.015 €
Available with glass and frame. Ask for price
Oplag max: 9 + 3AP
Untitled #4
Lambdaprint on dibon
50x75cm - 510 €
80x120cm - 1.050 €
100x150cm - 2.015 €
Available with glass and frame. Ask for price
Oplag max: 9 + 3AP
Untitled #5
Lambdaprint on dibon
50x75cm - 510 €
80x120cm - 1.050 €
100x150cm - 2.015 €
Available with glass and frame. Ask for price
Oplag max: 9 + 3AP
Untitled #6
Lambdaprint on dibon
50x75cm - 510 €
80x120cm - 1.050 €
100x150cm - 2.015 €
Available with glass and frame. Ask for price
Oplag max: 9 + 3AP
Mia Mai Dengsø Graabæk

Here you find Mia Mai Dengsø Graabæk's two series: Sinking Into (2016) and Untitled (2015)

Sinking Into (2016)
The cold water surrounds the naked female body. Before her eyes, everything is dark and distorted, for her ears a noisy silence. Without a sense of direction she floats weightlessly. Does she sink to the bottom or is she surfacing the surface for air.

Mia Mai Dengsø Graabæk captures in the cold water of Øresund fragments of man and nature all at once in a both abstract, sensual and universal universe. The ambience is dark and quiet, like a vacuum under water. The photo series Sinking Into is about being surrounded and trying to break free. It is a series about feelings of ambivalence – to be alone, naked and vulnerable, but also more honest and alive.

The works’ only filter is the water – the natural element that encloses the body. Nothing is covered or manipulated. The water is not only invigorating and necessary, it also contains a strength to kill. Sinking Into is expressed somewhere in between. A place where the body moves in weightless condition, and where the bare trees, the comprehensible, seems more and more blurred. A lonely and personal place to sink into to comprehend the abstract and intangible in life in order to find direction. Exactly here the naked and vulnerable stand out. Without filter. Fallible. And much more genuine.

“A word that is very important to me is ambivalence. To describe conflicting emotions, that there is a beauty in sorrow. That a picture can say two things at once. That is probably the most important to me. Cause emotions are almost always like that” Mia Mai Dengsø Graabæk.

Sinking Into reflects Mia Mai Dengsø Graabæks workprocess. It is never the planned photographs that are eventually chosen, and most often it is the errors that the essence and honesty in the works is expressed.

“Mistakes are very important to me – It is in the errors I can find the intuitive and honesty” Mia Mai Dengsø Graabæk.

Where words run out or appear insufficient, the photographs in Sinking Into is Mai Mai Dengsø Graabæks mouthpiece. With the camera she captures and communicates momentary feelings and emotions without saying anything definitive or complete. With Sinking Into formulated an open statement that the viewer is invited to even complete – for what swallowed that down?

Untitled (2015)
Mia Mai Graabæk tells a story in her work in lyrical poetic imagery.

"A photograph by Mia Mai is like a beautiful poem that grabs, touches all the strings in you and does not leave you quite the same" tells gallery owner Vilhelm Halgreen excitedly "I'm very pleased to show Mia Mai’s unique pictures in Galleri Grundstof"

Mia Mai works in an almost monochrome picture. It gives at once a strong and a silent expression. As the beholder we do not experience it all at once, cause Mia Mai’s photographs opens up slowly. You continually find new layers that can sometimes change the photograph completely. You catch yourself feeling like a voyeur and slowly you discover that it is phases of your own life you are secretly watching.

"I am fascinated by feelings, they are fragile and can be difficult to express and understand. To me, photographs are some of the closest you can get to describing feelings cause they are everywhere in the photograph; in the light, in the dark, nearby, in the hair, in the lips, the emptiness, in the noise, movement or stagnation. You can express something through photographs, movements, and light that can be difficult to explain in words" Mia Mai says about her photographs.

About the artist
Mia Mai Graabæk is graduated at Fatamorgana, Copenhagen 2018, 18 Frames (2015) and is receiving education at The National Film School of Denmark, cinematographic line (of 2015).  

Mia Mai Graabæk has exhibited in Denmark and China, and she lives and works in Copenhagen

See more on http://www.miamai.dk/

 All rights reserved Mia Mai Graabæk and Galleri Grundstof



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