Christian Andre Strand works with photography, installation and artist books. Paris, France and Oslo, Norway.
My artistic practice is rooted in a fascination with the interplay between politics, popular media and human existence. I strive to find a playful balance between fact and fiction, creating works that challenge viewers to question their perceptions of reality.
My first book, Great American Eclipse, explored the intersection between a solar eclipse and political difficulties in America during the same period. Traces of Tracking, my second book, began with the Paris attacks and evolved into a study on surveillance in modern society.
In my most recent publication, Nature Plastic, I investigate the pervasive influence of plastic in our environment and its impact on nature. Through a series of oblique views, I showcase the hybrid forms that emerge as a result of the Anthropocene, a period where humans dominate the development of the earth. Plastic, a man-made material, blurs the line between culture and nature, resulting in a world that is a hybrid of both.
Ultimately, my goal as an artist is to spark curiosity and encourage critical thinking. Through my work, I hope to inspire viewers to question the world around them and explore new perspectives.