I found Uta Barthe today,I actually wonder how have I not come across this photographer until now?I am excited to share this with you as I believe you will feel how good and beautiful this work is…
‘As a photographer, Uta Barth is preoccupied with vision and more interested in how we see than in what we see. Her creative process grows out of her concern with making art that is about the visual experience. In Barth’s work, vision, time, stillness, and light are recurring themes. In making the choice to photograph a particular subject, she attempts to engage the viewer in the process of looking. Throughout her career she has addressed objective and subjective, exterior and interior concerns that are passionately engaged with the sensory realities that only photography can capture. ‘
A great Bio here from Guggeinheim http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/collections/collection-online/show-full/bio/?artist_name=Uta%20Barth
Everything is pointing to one’s own activity of looking, to an awareness and sort of hyper-consciousness of visual perception. The only way I know how to invite this experience is by removing the other things (i.e., subject matter) for you to think about.
On the most obvious level, we all expect photographs to be pictures of something. We assume that the photographer observed a place, a person, an event in the world and wanted to record it, point at it. There is always something that motivated the taking of a photograph. The problem with my work is that these images are really not of anything in that sense, they register only that which is incidental and peripherally implied.
Field #8 1995
Field #14 1996
I feel all of the above images are recognisable to us all.They evoke emotions like tapping into personal memories.I love the painterly feel and the adaptation of soft light on the images.I see relations in my own work to the above images and this just fills with me with more confidence about creating images like this or at least trying to.
Ive had some more good news as I have been accepted to have a stall at Capstan Bazaar’s arts Market!!
You will see my prints available to buy framed or unframed,my dreams are coming true! Always follow your art..cheese .