The artistic duo Hilden & Diaz, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, consists of Thyra Hilden (1972, DK) and Pio Diaz (1973, AR).
The pair met at Pio Diaz Gallery back in 2004 and have worked together since 2005. Their work is inspired by transformation and paradoxes, as seen in their previous pieces like City of Fire, a video installation that involved setting famous monuments virtually ablaze, and Bubble, an artistic attempt to preserve a soap bubble forever.
“For many years, we’ve used our work to question cultural structures through destructive forces such as fire,” says Pio Diaz. “Lately, our interest has shifted to the opposite pole – that is, how to preserve the most fragile things despite all odds.”
Forms In Nature is a tribute to nature as cataloged by the 19th-century biologist and artist Ernst Haeckel. The Rorschach technique and German Romantic painter Casper David Friedrich were also important influences.
With Forms In Nature, their goal was to induce feelings that one might have standing in a magnificent forest surrounded by nature.What they have created with Forms In Nature is a work of art that you are not looking at from a distance. Instead, you are present in it and surrounded by it.
For more information about Pio Diaz and his projects, visit www.piodiaz.dk