Introduction

The Danish artist Mads Gamdrup (b. 1967) has worked and explored the photographic media for the past decades. He works with the potential of monochromatic photography and its strength as artistic statement in relation to a number of phenomena, such as distance, transparency, spirituality and materiality. Gamdrup explores the boundaries and possibilities of photography using Newton’s and Goethe's color theories. Using a special technique called Monochrome Color Noise each color's exceptional resonance is manipulated by creating degrees of transparency within the individual color unit - from pure color to pure light.