Impressions of the Mind


A study creating mental scapes through cathartic experimentation with various alternative photographic techniques.

Lyydia Osara (she/they, b. 1996) is a visual artist working mainly with cameraless experimental photography. Through experimental and non-representative expression Osara works in expressing her inner worlds, hoping to gain further understanding of their often-intense emotions. With this technique they transfer abstract emotion into physical form. Intuitive movement is important in Osara’s work, therefore automatic drawing has become an important tool for her because of its cathartic and accessible nature. Exploring language like form as part of their master’s thesis work at Aalto University, Osara explores creating natural forms in contrast to expression using language systems. They examine the contradiction of needing to truly express oneself and its impossibility through everyday verbal language.

All rights reserved © 2022-2023 Lyydia Osara