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Photography: C-type, Digital, Fuji on Paper.
Oriel is a laser cut C type photographic image, printed on Fuji metallic paper, and Diasec mounted between clear Perspex and DiBond. It’s fitted with a hidden subframe, so it appears to float 15mm in front of the wall.
Oriel is formulated around a classic spirograph style drawing, in which a multiplicity of circles interlock to form an intensely satisfying repeating pattern of arcs on the page. It can also be viewed as a kind of window, or portal, that may draw in the gaze of the viewer, with its gently hypnotic repetitions. The drawn grid is comprised of a series of glazed forms, each with a unique, subtly changing, internal structure, and combed distortions. I made the studies for my 2017 exhibition Current at Catto, and coloured them red and blue, after failing to resolve a series of more complex multi-coloured studies, or at least determining that the primacy of these far simpler colour choices would have more power in the space than a more complex palette could achieve at this size. That certainly seemed to be the best resolution in the moment. Ultimately all the works create their own direction of travel as choices are made, and paths followed, that inevitably lead to one solution being favoured above another, perhaps equally interesting, set of possibilities.
Handpicked to show at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in London
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection