Artist Statement

Ingrid Bugge uses her camera as a tool of research. Since 2006 she has been testing the boundaries of intimacy and human knowledge, of nature and of emotion. As an fine art photographic artist, Ingrid Bugge approaches the philosophical, the emotional and the archetypal.

“I mirror what I see and thus I must feel and understand before creating my own interpretations. In my art projects, I always start by examining the subject – the scientific subject as well as the subjective and personal subject. I collect motifs and textures with my camera. In Photoshop, as I work with different colour schemes and play with textures and motifs creating my own visual universe in my photographic collages.”

Ingrid Bugge focuses her camera in search for the essence of things: She explores the nature of form, body and human knowledge in her photography, giving it a sensual dream-like feeling.

“I paint with my camera. My work is inspired by the renaissance painters refined techniques – I am amazed by their ability to manipulate light and darkness as well as their passion for dense expression.”

Bugge´s photographs are digitally edited, as she approaches them as digital paintings, using light, texture, materiality, space, movement and form in order to reveal the essence of her chosen subject. As a photographic artist Bugge´s study through the camera transcends the moment of photography and captures the viewer, inviting it to share this dream reality she creates.