As recently featured in the February issue of Verve Magazine & the March issue of Mindfood internationally acclaimed photographer and artist Emma Bass has an upcoming exhibition at ARTIS Gallery in Parnell that is one not to be missed.
Admirers of her previous work will immediately appreciate the new pieces are completely different to anything previously offered up by Bass. Whereas her past still life compositions have been true to her background in photography, Bass blends photography and painting for this series using reproductions of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish flower paintings. Objects are layered directly onto the print, then further layering is added digitally, and finally 24k gold Henri Matisse inspired cutouts are applied.
The new works continue to explore various aspects of beauty – a concept that has long inspired the artist. A Little Garden is an evolution of Bass’ previous work, “exploring beauty though a more surreal and manipulated lens” and playing with distorted reality.
Pictured image: Ode to Balthazar Van Der Ast & Matisse II, Photography & mixed media – 24k gold leaf, 660 x 1000 mm (framed), A Little Garden Series, Signed