Saturday, 19 September 2009

Sax Impey

While in Cornwall I visited Millennium gallery in St Ives and saw Sax Impey's wonderful exhibition of painting and mixed media works titled 'Voyage'. I didn't know his work previously but was struck by the eerie quality of the works and their luminosity.

This body of work explores a voyage made from Australia to Singapore and is a personal voyage of discovery investigating man's primal connection to the sea and the wider universe.

I found his use of painting and photography combined especially well to create a really evocative effect. The works are atmospheric and almost seem to be illuminated. I think the works also reference a very personal take on experiencing a place, which is an idea I have been trying to explore in my own work.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this. I have also been incorporating paint and other media into my photographs and one of my ongoing subjects is the moon.



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