The December 2007 issue of Trendsetter Magazine (Turkey) featured a 6 page interview with Ellen Jantzen plus 8 images of her photo-related art. Three of her images, Outre, Anomalous and Enigma are full page. The interview consists of several pointed questions like the following:
Could you explain us the creative process in details? I dont set out to make a specific image; rather, I choose physical elements and locations that I feel have a curious affinity for one another. I then purposefully place these elements together in ephemeral assemblages. My goal is to cultivate unexpected visual references with the potential to surprise. I photograph these set ups, then, using my computer and various software programs, I layer, alter and manipulate the raw photos as I search for the new images within. Ellen Jantzen has been a Premiere Portfolio Member at absolutearts.com since 2003.
Over the past year Ellen Jantzen, with her marketing efforts, has established relations with many international design/art publications. Her goal this year is to become represented by a strong gallery through attracting the attention of curators and gallery owners. Also Jantzen hopes to generate more solo exhibitions in higher profile venues and of course increase sales of her work.
When asked by Trendsetter Magazine - What’s your biggest luxury in the world?
Jantzen responds -
My biggest luxury would be a home with a large studio…. I am still working on this.
What was the latest gadget that you got for yourself? Is it beneficial?
My latest gadget is a Wacom Tablet. I would be lost without it. It is very versatile; I can use the mouse or the accompanying pen tool for my digital manipulations. It makes my work flow much smoother.
Trendsetter - How is the art scene in California? (What’s going on? How is the artist, curator and art gallery communication?)
EJ - California is a hot bed of art activity second only to N.Y. city (here in the United States). There are several outstanding university master art programs that museum and gallery directors look to for new talent. There are several fine museums and numerous contemporary art galleries that show work ranging from installations, to photography to newer art forms.
There is always a struggle to get your work known by curators and the gallery community, but once an artist has broken through, that world opens up.
View more of Ellen Jantzens work in her Portfolio at absolutearts.com
Year Created: 2006
Medium: Other Photograph
Width: 36 inches
Height: 33 inches
Edition Size: 10
Price: US$ 2,400
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