Overview participating exhibitions

Terra Cognita

Terra Cognita

Christopher Colville

Works of Fire / Nothing Is the Rule (2011-2012)

Creation and destruction become one in the work of Christopher Colville. The artist explodes small amounts of gunpowder on silver gelatine photo paper. Although the explosions are controlled by placing objects on the photo paper, the result is always a brilliant accident. The images evoke associations with processes that take place in deep space, where creation and destruction are equally closely connected with each other.

  • Emergent Field #10


  • Work of Fire Verticle #1


  • Gunpowder Moon



Christopher Colville (United States, 1974) studied successively at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of New Mexico. His work is included in the permanent collections of the International Center of Photography in New York and the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, among other institutions. Presently Colville is a guest lecturer at Arizona State University.