C-type print on metallic paper; mounted 50.8 cm x 76.2 cm
Nicolette Ruasol is a third-year visual arts and business student majoring in photography and marketing respectively.
Her works seek to examine life experiences revolving around consciousness; in particular, altered states of consciousness in relation to the body, space and time. She is fascinated by absence versus presence, the distortion between reality and illusion and overall, the abstract/metaphysics of everyday life. Altering the surface (whether it be through digital manipulation or collage) is central to her entire process as it allows for representations that can’t always be directly documented from experience.
In other ways, her works challenge the role of photography as its purpose as evidence. There is a certain slippage in visual certainty and an ever-growing change in the representational power of the photographic image. With that said, her works are often surrealistic in nature.