Mark Osborne uses lighting techniques to create abstract images that explore space and form
Spaces of Fiction sets out to explore the many key theoretical problems often raised when dealing with notions of abstract photography. Abstract photography is frequently considered to be an inconceivable visual medium constructed from the traces of real world objects. These real world objects are purposely recorded onto photographic surfaces producing the marriage between reality and photography. Exploring abstraction within photography through the use of light, form, space and time, the images within this work are challenging the traditional notion that the photograph represents reality. The project is built around the interest of the discourse surrounding Metamodernism and the modernist rejection of representational practice and the pursuit of pure abstraction.
The studio constructions only live within the time-lapse of one recorded photographic frame and are later destroyed. Using light and form to produce real-time abstractions within darkened space is transforming the studio into a void with unlimited depth. This unlimited depth within the image suggests fullness rather than a state of nothingness.
To gaze upon the final images as objects, the viewer is offered the mechanics to help them understand the relationships between the functional empty spaces within the abstracted photograph as a formal result. The photographs, gazed upon as objects of transition, create a physical interaction with the viewer. The photograph, as a minimalist object, encourages the viewer to engage with the dimensions of light, form, space and time as abstracted photography.
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