57 x 76 cm | 22 x 29 in
Limited edition photograph in paper on heavyweight paper in a total edition of 10.
Materials used: Digital C-Type Print
Forging real and imagined collaborations between artists, James Bollen delivers fantastically fresh photography.
Bollen cites his litany of imagined collaborations ranging from the traditional Japanese school painter, Ogata Korin, to influential American film director Stanley Kubrick. Both of these artists can be seen reflected in Bollen’s work; from the impactful colours he chooses to capture – similar to the floral palette used by Korin – to the philosophy his work seems to emote, so closely mirrored by that of Kubrick who was once quoted as saying: ‘The essence of a dramatic form is to let an idea come over people without it being plainly stated. When you say something directly, it is simply not as potent as it is when you allow people to discover it for themselves…’ This dialogue seems particularly potent when considering a piece of Bollen’s work; his photographs do not immediately render all their secrets, instead, they wait for you to uncover their many layers…