|artist statement - presence|
Experience an astonishing inner world with presence, a series of haunting images by Australian photographer Colin Vickery.
Inspired by psychoanalyst Cari Jung's writings on 'the collective
unconscious' as well as the paintings of US Abstract Expressionist Richard
Poussette-Dart, Vickery pursues spiritual transcendence through abstract
twenty enlargements described as 'landscapes of the soul' - mystic shapes
floating in agitated fields of muted colour.
timeless images dig into the viewer's subconscious and conjure allusions
to starscapes, ancient markings and the beginning of the universe.
demand to be both absorbed from a distance and examined in close-up as
viewers take in their full power.
photography critic, Freda Freiberg, says: "Colin's fine prints
display a certain cool expressionism.
Precisely detailed but ambiguous in reference, these grainy prints
suggest the solidity of a cross-section of rock, the grittiness of
granules of sand, and the airiness of celestial spaces."
images in presence
contemplation as viewers become immersed in the intricate fields and allow
the shapes to resonate in their minds.