Unearthed 1 & 2, 2015

Two unique photogram.

20 x 15 cm each.

Mounted on aluminium and black base frame.

Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.


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The Blind Light series of unique photograms reference the quality of light in the Icelandic landscape. To arrive at a final image, the process of erasing is as important as the addition of paint. Mellor applies oil paint and solvents to a piece of glass and uses rhythmic and repetitive mark making in a process that invites chance. The paint is exposed to light multiple times, the shadows of which are fixed onto light sensitive paper. This is then erased and reused in a different format for the next piece, thus making each work individual.

The confident gestures show a sensitivity to the moment however the multiple exposures create a temporal layering, attempting to challenge the fixity of the marks, thus creating a visual uncertainty or instability. It is this restlessness of the paint and the shifting quality of the gestures that Mellor is interested in. The paint dances between absence and presence, which she sees as reminiscent of the changing climatic conditions in a landscape and the energy found in the city.

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Born in: United Kingdom

Zanny Mellor is a British artist, born in 1986 who lives and works in London. Her practice incorporates painting and alternative photography to investigate a sensory exploration of place. Based in London but informed by expeditions to Iceland and Patagonia, her research makes comparisons between geological, urban and personal timeframes through themes of space, time and light.  She completed a Masters in Fine Art at City & Guilds of London Art School in 2015 with Distinction and has recently exhibited in group shows such as Aether at Imperial College London, Creative Reactions at University College London, Undisciplined curated by N/A Print and Art Barter at Dubai Art Week.  Her work is held in private collections in the UK, Dubai and South Africa.

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