In the work of Solène Gün, skin might be met by water droplets or evening light; shadows of leaves or brushes of wind. Her carefully composed images appear to oscillate between sobriety and reverie with an indiscriminate warmth.
A painterly, acute sensitivity to what she describes as ‘the innate beauty in details’ is inseparable from a varied and ongoing engagement with her cultural heritage. Identity for Gün becomes the means of an intimate connection to the rich cultural fabric of her surroundings. Meticulous and attentive, her close observations exude poetry that employs both the eloquence of colours, and the changing distribution of light. Whether collaborating with luxury brands such as Bottega Veneta and Audemars Piguet, or exhibiting internationally as she did with Foam and Coalmine Museum, her poetic sensibility remains unassumingly present.
Foam Talent, 2021
Florentine Riem Vis Grant, Foam, 2019
Swiss Design Awards, 2019
Shortlisted First Book Award, Mack Books, 2019
Photoforum Price, Photoforum, 2018