The project is my investigation into the notion of an absence of light and colour. The process that occurs when our vision adapts to the darkness was interesting for me when I was a child, especially when falling asleep and it still makes me curious every time I work in the darkroom.
The interaction between my works and the viewer – who is trying to decode the meaning of the pictures is something that fascinates me. When one needs time to see. When the eyes are adapting to the blackness when you start seeing more and more of the shapes on the photograph. When exhibiting the project in Grace and Clark Fyfe Gallery in Glasgow, visitors who entered a bright white cube could only see black rectangles, but when they came closer, spend some time looking, they could see and experience the familiar feeling to when lying in the bed in the night and looking around.
“The Case of the Colour-blind Painter” by Oliver Sacks had a big influence on my approach to the concept of darkness, colour and the vision. (2016)
Here is the Future, Now, 12 Star Gallery, Westminster, London, England
SYZYGY, Grace and Clark Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland