In her work, Cecilia Ömalm often uses a room, place or a state of being as a starting point. She is perhaps best known for her digital collages–often huge, detailed images in black and white where viewers are invited to peek into mysterious, ominous places. Ömalm bases her work on archive material from all of world history and fuses it to create these symbol-ridden places. In addition, she works with sculpture and photography, always with the investigation of places and rooms as a starting point.
Cecilia Ömalm trained to be a photographer at the International Center for Photography in New York in the late 90s. Since the mid-2000s, she has had a successful career on the Swedish art scene, with a large number of exhibitions and works to be found in the Modern museet collection, among others.
After exposure, the paper is rinsed with water to develop the image.
The cyanotype paper has been exposed to direct sunlight through a modern glass negative, which has been pressed against the light-sensitive paper.
Sea of Tranquility, cyanotype.
Each copy of the edition varies in intensity depending on the timing and the quality of light when exposed.