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Decoding Sydney examines the possibilities of abstraction and minimalism in photo-media. This body of work marks the continuation of a series which started in 2013 entitled Decoding New York.
The work is purely formal and self-referential in its intentions. I am inviting the viewer to drift among primal and tonal aesthetic matter, creating a sensory experience of inner contemplation and transcendence. It investigates the transformation of photographic modes of production and the manipulation and exploitation of data to invent new visual forms and is the disassembling and reconfiguration of images of reality into coloured bands. These pieces are not representations of certain realities; they are their own reality and involve furthering the concepts of reduction (of form, space, line and material) and the effect of colour as visual signature.
By developing these concepts I am inviting the viewer into the space for a contemplative experience with the work. Sydney and New York are embedded within the surface tension of each picture plane, is it image or object; is it surface or depth? My aim is to create a phenomenological experience of each location that potentially overwhelms or transcends its physicality.