Photographer Lliam Greguez is inspired by Earth’s most basic elements, finding complex beauty in ice, air, and water. As a professional creative arts therapist, Greguez prioritizes the healing and clarifying capabilities that artwork can have on the audience and artist alike. Based in New York City the artist works in local hospitals using music to improve children’s emotional, physical, and mental health.
Greguez celebrates wonder and appreciation for Earth in his personal studio practice, describing his work as ‘a micro documentary’ of Earth’s ice which is being affected by climate change. From afar his artworks look abstract as though the images were painted or drawn, but they are in fact photographs depicting observations of nature particularly around the Catskill Mountains. Greguez uses macro-photography to capture details of textures and scenes such as ice blocks and frozen leaves. Something as simple as ice and temperature provides inspiration for Greguez who predominantly prints the artwork on metal sublimated prints. He captures moments of changing states such as the bubbles in and liquid in melting ice.