artist statement - essence
Colin Vickery continues to explore
the possibilities of photographic abstraction with his latest series, essence.
is made up of three suites. Each
features recurring primal symbolic forms embedded in intricate stone
surfaces. A narrow colour
range - greys, greens and browns - also link the works.
as a refinement of his previous abstract series, Presence,
which used circles, squares and rectangular forms to suggest the
creation of the cosmos and the beginnings of the universe.
is inspired by an excerpt from the Rig Veda and uses geometric forms to
suggest the time before creation when 'there
was neither non-existence or existence'.
Influenced by Cari Jung's writings on
'the collective unconscious', Vickery produces timeless images designed to
dig directly into the viewer's mind.
"My images are designed to
encourage contemplation as viewers become immersed in the intricate fields
and allow the shapes to resonate in their minds," Vickery says.
this was done in single images but with essence
1 have explored the resonances that can occur within and between
groups of images."