My interest lies with nature's forms as represented within a genre, which is in danger of being captured between Kitsch and sentimentality on the one hand, and metaphysical or spiritual associations on the other. Contradictory feelings which seem to be initially opposite to each other, can indeed become unified through their very conventional character. This body of work deals with my relationship with nature and the visual experience of the tension between illusion and disillusion: my longing to hold on to these un-rationalised sentiments and the wish to break and rationalise them. Therefore the images are constructed and built-up in the studio. My question is - is it still possible to experience them as beautiful landscapes, although they are obviously constructed and artificial?
Peter Ainsworth • Christian Alegria • Martin Bardell • Debby Besford • Manuel Capurso • Nicholas Chee • Hee Seung Chung • Ania Dabrowska • Hannah Dakin • Susana Espana Amed • Caroline Furneaux • Vron Harris • Sam Holden • Jesus Jimenez • Jochen Klein • Katarzyna Lason • Carol Sachs • Marianna Saraslanidou • Alan Shepherd • Rita Soromenho • Nick Stonehouse • Darren T. Elliott • Susan Truseler • Gill Vaux •