Luzia Simons – Ethereal Utopia of Beauty

About Luzia Simons

Since 1996, Luzia Simons (b. 1953, Brazil; lives and works in Berlin), employing a novel and extraordinary imaging technique, has created a large number of enchanting works that make up her series Stockage. Arranging the flowers and leaves of a wide variety of tulip species on a specialized high-resolution scanner, she produces scanograms of intensely brilliant colors and tremendous acuity. As in digital photography, the data produced by the scanner are then output onto often very large physical media and mounted behind plexiglass. Simons also stages the tulips as a sort of homage to Baroque Dutch or Flemish still lifes with flowers, sometimes suggesting the “tulipomania” in seventeenth-century Holland, the ultimately ruinous trade with tulips and their bulbs. Now a wild-growing Asian plant, now a species overbred to satisfy modern Western European demand, the motif of the tulip spans the chasm between nature and culture, and that, Simons believes, makes it a unique material on the level of form as well as content for her ethereal utopia of beauty.

 

Luzia Simons, Stockage 148, 2014 Pigment print on Archival paper 140 x 100 cm Edition of 6 + 2 AP

Luzia Simons: ‘Stockage 148’, 2014, Pigment print on Archival paper, signed and numbered en verso, edition of 6 + 2 AP, size: 140 x 100 cm. Price € 13.500,- Order Here!

Luzia Simons, Stockage 147, 2014 Pigment print on Archival paper 193 x 121 cm Edition of 6 + 2 APLuzia Simons: ‘Stockage 148’, 2014, Pigment print on Archival paper, signed and numbered en verso, edition of 6 + 2 AP, size: 193 x 121 cm. Price € 15.500,- Order Here!

Luzia Simons, Stockage 108, 2010 Scannogramm, light jet print, Diasec 100 x 100 cm Edition of 6 + 2 AP

Luzia Simons: ‘Stockage 108’, 2010, Scannogramm, light jet print on Diasec, signed and numbered en verso, edition of 6 + 2 AP, size: 100 x 100 cm. Price € 7.500,- Order Here!

Luzia Simons Stockage 104 - 6, 2010 Laserbelichtung auf fotografischem Material, Acrylglas 100 × 100 cm, lim. Auflage 6

 

Luzia Simons: Stockage 104 – 6, 2010, exposure with Laser on photo material, signed and numbered en verso, edition of 6, under Acrylglas, size: 100 × 100 cm. Preis 7.500,-

Luzia Simons Stockage 124_01 - 1/5, 2011 Pigmentprint, Büttenpapier, Museumsglas 177 × 122 cm verso signiert und datiert und nummeriert Auflage: 5 Exemplare

Luzia Simons: ‘Stockage 124’, 2011, Pigment print on Archival paper, signed, dated and numbered en verso, edition of 5 + 2 AP, size: 177 x 122 cm. Price € 13.500,-