Wavelength 552 – 2 nanometer

Nicolai Howalt

published by: Fabrikbooks

year: 2023

format: 100 x 70 cm

200 g. Arctic volume with UV lacquer seal

no. of edition: 60 / numbered & signed by the artist

Also available in handbuild frame with museum glass, size 75 x 105 cm – Oiled oak (light) or smoked oak (dark) (pickup only)

price: € 300 – free shipping within Denmark

Limited edition Light Break poster. Numbered and signed by the artist.

In 2015 the legacy of Niels Finsen was revived when the Danish artist Nicolai Howalt, in collaboration with Medical Museion, Copenhagen, initiated an artistic reinterpretation of Finsen’s research, resulting in the release of “Light Break”, 2015. Enticed by the opportunity to offer a photographic vision of the mysterious chemical rays isolated by Finsen, Howalt applied Finsen’s original convex lenses and quartz filters in experimental pursuit of seemingly raw aesthetic depictions.

Mounted on a large-format analogue camera, the lenses absorb both the visible and the invisible rays from the sun, allowing for direct exposure on emulsion-coated paper. As a result, the exceedingly colourful and chemically infused images extracted from these exposures give perfect testament to the extreme spectrum of light in which Finsen operated.

The print can also be purchased framed in a handbuild showcase frame of the highest quality with museum glass and spline closed corners measuring 75 x 105 cm. The frame is available in either a beautiful solid oiled oak (light) or smoked oak (dark). Framed prints are only available for pickup and cannot be shipped. It also fits one of our 70×100 sized standard frames.