Anna Ridler’s Mosaic Virus and Myriad (Tulips), Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool.
On entering the gallery, I was immediately drawn to a meticulous grid of small photographs, each featuring a different type of tulip flower. To reflect the taxonomic diversity of these flowers, beneath each image is also written a basic description as to whether it is pink, striped etc. This exhibit proved fascinating in its own right, but I later learned that these images were taken and labelled by hand in order to feed them into a program which would learn from them, and would then design its own tulip flowers using artificial intelligence. Continue reading “Thinking about AI: Anna Ridler’s Mosaic Virus and Myriad (Tulips)”
It is a long while since I attended one of Redeye’s ‘Hothouse’ events, and about a year since I was at Open Eye gallery in Liverpool. It was great to be back in this energising city yesterday, and under a clear blue sky, too. Continue reading “Redeye ‘Hothouse’ event 29.11.19”
Oliver Herring uses the 2D photographic image to create 3D sculptures with a focus on the human body in life-size form. Continue reading “Oliver Herring: Photosculpture”
Guillaume Amat’s photographs involve the use of mirrors, positioned in such a way that they reveal details from beyond the frame. Amat is careful to present details which correspond with the image itself, his practice involving the assistance of others to position the mirrors. In the project ‘Open fields’ the process of framing is therefore doubled, as Amat works with great detail to create an image within an image, captured at the same moment. Continue reading “Guillaume Amat: ‘Showing you the trick’”
Inspired by the work of Samir Ahmadzadeh, an artist weaving together images to express combined family cultures, I decided to try this technique for myself, but from the perspective of bringing together a fictional scene with one of a day to day domestic situation. Continue reading “A quick test – weaving images”
Discovering other artists can happen through various channels, and often I research the list of names from past exhibitions if I find interest and/or relevance in the exhibition theme. In 2011, an exhibition took place focusing on trickery/deception in photography: Trick of The Light. Continue reading “Crossing art and science”
Benedict Morgan is a still life and interiors photographer working commercially, often with large clients, and also creating personal projects. His website gives an overview of some commercially contracted works as well as some still life projects of his own, such as Tableware, which encourages scrutiny of the photographic image. Continue reading “Benedict Morgan: Tableware Trickery”