Flowers are an important theme in Iris Gonzalez's photography. "Flowers are the beauty of nature, they are fragile and transitory". This is exactly what Iris likes to capture: "A bouquet fades, I try to capture the moment when it is most beautiful". Iris experiments with this moment of perfection in her work. When is a flower at its best?
Iris Gonzalez has always had a fascination with the Golden Age. She was captivated by the mystique, wealth and excess of that time. Later she also started to study the paintings of the old masters, especially the still lifes and portraits. The detailing, the structure and the balance between light and shadow are a source of inspiration for her. In her work she also plays with light and shadow and you will never get tired of the details that emerge the longer you look.
With her work she pays tribute to the old masters. She tries to create the effect of a painting with her photography. Just as the old masters, to catch the light, colors and structures with every brush stroke, so does Iris with her photography. From a painting from the golden age to a contemporary medium, photography.