Each Colour Study originates with photographs of papers and films, layered three to five deep on a stack of glass shelves. With the camera positioned directly above, each layer is photographed in focus as the others fall outside of the field of focus. In Photoshop, starting with six to eight original photographs layered, additional layers are "stamped" and blended to create abstractions that reference contemporary art, including pointillism, colour fields, opaque and transparent layers, collage, and textures. The experimental technique remains true to the original photographs as nothing is added or subtracted in the process - everything that makes up the final image has been teased out of the original set of photographs.
Colour Study 18
Paul GravettIn my photography, I explore intersections of photography and contemporary art where light and colour become the subject matter to reveal rich palettes, patterns, layers, and textures. Using different techniques, my work starts in the camera as I look beyond the object to explore unseen elements and abstractions of the visceral world. Reality recedes and light, colour and pattern create fragments of mysterious ‘otherness’ in these painterly images.
Year Participated in Art VancouverNo data available.
Size20" x 20"