Concrete

Rhiannon Slatter
EXHIBITION  RUNS
   
May
   
12
 -  
May
   
23
I have always been fascinated by scales of production in industry, by the world we live in where so much can be made and moved around so quickly and efficiently.

INFORMATION

The concrete structures in this series represent large scale, fast construction methods themselves while also serving as containers for industrial production.

They appear frequently in our landscape and continue to multiply. They are bland, functional, non-descript; but to me they have a strange kind of beauty, repeatedly materialising around me as I pass through outer suburbs, usually on my way to somewhere else. So instead of driving by I have made them my destination, making a photographic study of their simple, austere shapes and rough and ready textures.

The stark outlines and solid bulk of these buildings has driven me to further abstraction within a landscape that already verges on the abstract. By overlaying photographs of these mundane yet compelling structures I have worked to build compositions that have an architecture of their own. The finished images are highly designed with the placement of every line and angle being considered at length and manipulated in an effort to achieve relational concord.

Artist Bio: Rhiannon Slatter is intrigued by the aesthetics of the built environment, her fascination lying with all aspects of the world we inhabit and utilise as humans. She works closely with architects, designers and makers to tell the story of their project in a way which achieves recognition and builds the profile of their practice. Over more than ten years in the field, her photography has been published extensively in local and international design publications. Rhiannon’s art practice studies the characteristics of raw materials and creates abstractions of structural form.  These images establish their own unique architecture, responding to the world we inhabit just as they create a world of their own.

The concrete structures in this series represent large scale, fast construction methods themselves while also serving as containers for industrial production.

They appear frequently in our landscape and continue to multiply. They are bland, functional, non-descript; but to me they have a strange kind of beauty, repeatedly materialising around me as I pass through outer suburbs, usually on my way to somewhere else. So instead of driving by I have made them my destination, making a photographic study of their simple, austere shapes and rough and ready textures.

The stark outlines and solid bulk of these buildings has driven me to further abstraction within a landscape that already verges on the abstract. By overlaying photographs of these mundane yet compelling structures I have worked to build compositions that have an architecture of their own. The finished images are highly designed with the placement of every line and angle being considered at length and manipulated in an effort to achieve relational concord.

Artist Bio: Rhiannon Slatter is intrigued by the aesthetics of the built environment, her fascination lying with all aspects of the world we inhabit and utilise as humans. She works closely with architects, designers and makers to tell the story of their project in a way which achieves recognition and builds the profile of their practice. Over more than ten years in the field, her photography has been published extensively in local and international design publications. Rhiannon’s art practice studies the characteristics of raw materials and creates abstractions of structural form.  These images establish their own unique architecture, responding to the world we inhabit just as they create a world of their own.

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