Nicolai Howalt is a Danish artist photographer whose work spans across documentary, conceptual and installatory art. In his practice he works with dualities, connections and temporality as central aspects.
In Howalt's earlier works mortality has been predominant, as part of an ongoing investigation of life and its fragility. Howalt's work challenges the boundaries of the photographic medium, by reinventing traditional techniques. This encounter between chemistry, science and artistic investigation become reminiscent of alchemistic tradition as well as an exploration of fragility and the state of constant change.
Nicolai Howalt co-founded the publishing house Fabrik Books, through which he published "Old Tjikko" in 2019.
© Portrait taken from the artist's website
Presentation par Fabrik Books: " Containing 97 unique images made from the same photographic negative, the artist's book Old Tjikko by Danish visual artist Nicolai Howalt is like no other. It's a book about the oldest living organism known to man and a book about the instability of the photographic image and the enigmatic intertwinement of time, reality...