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Bēhance

Bathers

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  • These works portray sequences of bathers at the seaside in Italy enjoying themselves, absorbed in the enjoyment of swimming in water and having fun together.

    Low relief is used to try and reinvest the somewhat mechanical and processed character of the digital print with a sense of the three dimensionality and other qualities of colour, texture and surface of the original subject.
    I fuse digital with hand-crafted methods, which enable me to combine a number of images together, and to enhance qualities of surface description, such as the depth and transparency of water.

    Tiny fragments of changing time and human activity are linked together within an illusory picture space, which seeks to embody depth, light, motion and atmosphere. These works celebrate the minute, inconsequential moments of commonplace activity. Repetition and small variations become significant and are frozen, isolated from the changing flow of time and space which is ensured by the incessant motion of the sea
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