Cosmochrome Installation

Oliver Barnett.

Medium:

Archival Prints, Ed 10, 2013

Dimensions:

32cm x 32cm x 12, can also be sold individually

More Artwork by Oliver Barnett

Cosmochrome Installation

Medium:

Archival Prints, Ed 10, 2013

Dimensions:

32cm x 32cm x 12, can also be sold individually
Decompose

Medium:

Hannemuhle Giclee Print; Framed; UV Glass, Ed 3

Dimensions:

80cm x 80cm
Famalia

Medium:

Dibond, Ed 2/3, 2014

Dimensions:

100cm x 130cm
Ovum

Medium:

Dibond, Ed 2/3, 2014

Dimensions:

100cm x 130cm
Adornment

Medium:

Hannemuhle Giclee Print Framed; UV Glass, Ed 3

Dimensions:

100cm x 100cm
Cosmochrome Installation

Medium:

Archival Prints, Ed 10, 2013

Dimensions:

32cm x 32cm x 12, can also be sold individually
Pholium Installation

Medium:

Giclee Prints, Somerset Velvet, Ed 10

Dimensions:

32cm x 32cm each x 9, can be sold individually
Heliosynthesis 1 (Lightbox Triptych)

Medium:

Light Box

Dimensions:

Heliosynthesis 1’: 60cm x 60cm Heliosynthesis 2’: 60cm x 90cm Heliosynthesis 3’: 60cm x 60cm
Heliosynthesis 2 (Lightbox Triptych)

Medium:

Light Box

Dimensions:

Heliosynthesis 1’: 60cm x 60cm Heliosynthesis 2’: 60cm x 90cm Heliosynthesis 3’: 60cm x 60cm
Heliosynthesis 3 (Lightbox Triptych)

Medium:

Light Box

Dimensions:

Heliosynthesis 1’: 60cm x 60cm Heliosynthesis 2’: 60cm x 90cm Heliosynthesis 3’: 60cm x 60cm

I am a photographic artist based in Cape Town, South Africa.

Having dedicated much of the last 3 years to walking and observing in and around Table Mountain National park, these artworks emerged from consistent inquiry into the evolution of human consciousness and its relationship to the natural world. The resulting body of work intends to provide tools to connect to a collective perception of the environment and find new ways to enjoy and share the natural habitats that sustain life.

Over the course of time, separate strands of interest have become apparent that inform each other in the creative process. The early work consisted of landscape portals, extracted from notably vibrant natural settings encountered while walking. These sanctuaries, steeped in symbolic reference, intend to yield a sense of stillness and balance that the viewer can drift into and, if necessary, shelter from the tensions of modern life.

As the eye and technique integrate, a microcosm has emerged, into which we are invited to take a closer look at familiar and unusual aspects of the landscape. This work sets out to encounter abstract natural structures that stimulate an extra-sensory response, whilst allowing room for any free floating elements that may embellish the viewing experience.

My awareness of the geometric principles that underlie the source material, such an invaluable guideline when composing the photographs, is reflected in a way of life that celebrates and reveres being connected and inseparable from the whole. In this way, the images intend to explore and unite scientific and spiritual realms to invoke balance in the way humans interact with nature.

Gradually I am learning that if we look at a plant, tree or rock closely enough, peel back its physical layers, study it without intellectualizing, we begin to connect to its essence, we enter a collective level of awareness. It’s a ritualistic process that sits at the core of these works.