Pigmented Touch 2016
This project started as a way for me to expand my horizon on colour photography. I have always been keener on B&W photography even though colour landscapes have always fascinated me. This project has come a long way from its original purpose. Originally the idea behind the project was to not only understand colour contrasting better but also shapes and how to transform disrupting matters such as humans or objects within the landscape into something colourfully magnificent with acrylic paint. Even though it still tried to do this it eventually became more about pigments and texture within a photographed landscape. To do so extensive research on colour combinations was done. And the more practice tests I made the more the project evolved. Now the project is about transporting the viewer into the landscape. The texture of the pigment, even if out of place, combines perfectly to either create a colour contrasting vibrancy of the landscape or to “recreate” the surface of the actual landscape. Transporting the viewer either with colour or texture into the scenery making it feel closer and more “real”. This is also emphasized, through the strokes of the pigment or mixed paint that was created with the natural touch of the hand.
Top Image: Clouds, 2016, 100 x 66.5cm (Acrylic on Hahnemühle German Etching Print)