Photo series Porcelain China


Photography: digital, color, and manipulated paper

Porcelain China by Iris Kivisalu presents the artist’s take on abstract beauty, sensory systems, and expressionistic photography, which draws its core from classic film photography more than anything.
Porcelain China is about stillness, movement, imperfection, feeling - 10 painting-like portraits transform the subject from mere humans into unreal (and ideal). Texture, surface, seeing, believing, dreaming - it’s difficult to summarize the content without pointing to the thoughtful melancholic mood that emanates from the series.

In 2018 Porcelain China series was published in Vogue Italy, The Guardian, iGNANT, and exhibits in The Other Art Fair by Saatchi Art in London, Photo Kyiv, and Baltic Centennial in Boston. Partial photo rights have been bought by UNESCO for the usage of series images and are currently middle of negotiations with HUAWEI corporation.

Technical information:
Photo size
Big Size :70 x 46,6 cm, final size with frame 48 x 72 cm

A3+: 49,5 x 29,5 x 0,5 cm
A2: 59 x 41 x 0,5 cm mounted in passepartout

Porcelain China series is composed out of 10 works

All prints come on 100% cotton (Canson Etching Rag 310gsm) fine art paper and are then mounted on aluminum composite (Dibond), which is the highest-quality presentation available. There is no glass or lamination cover, so the paper retains its original texture to the viewer, looking more like a painting. All works are covered with the invisible protective surface, a visual layout that applies the most common museum standards.