[dropcap style=”font-size:100px; color:#992211;”]M[/dropcap]alcolm Leyland applies the painter’s process to the art of photography.
Experience is a continuum, to ‘capture the moment’ is a limited mode in representing it. Leyland cuts, pastes, layers and composes images in order to reclaim some of the contemplative headspace enjoyed by artists working with mutable media.
‘As I move around the scene taking photos I’m making several decisions each time, and capturing them. Then in the studio I am reassembling them to make a relatively cohesive object but reordering the time sequence within the scene, shot by shot, as a painter may do. The final picture may or may not resemble the scene, it becomes a reconstruction of the scene or object.
When I put the shots together I look for visual connections it terms of line or idea but which inevitably results in a new dynamic.’
– Leyland, interviewed by Kailas Elmer in Trebuchet.
Michael Leyland will be exhibiting his works at The Brick Lane Gallery’s Photography Now group exhibition from April 23rd to 4th May, and at The Other Art Fair, Marylebone Road, 25th-27th April.
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The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. – Aristotle