Darker Than Light | Richard Nolan-Neylan

“The art of copying from nature as she really exists in the common walks of life” Walter Scott, 1816.

A Photographic exhibition paying homage to the golden age of the Dutch Masters, still-life painting. In the detailed portrayal of the ordinary and domesticity of life, food and nature were a constant focus. Upon reflection it is interesting to consider that today to a large part it’s been turned on its head, our relationship to food has changed to such an extent that the familiar has become the unusual. Its true identity has largely been erased through the process of standardising the norm, and rejecting and wasting the “ugly, malformed and grotesque”.

Throughout this collection, darkness appears to peel back and reveal each detail, slowly the viewer's eye finds different elements creating personal interpretations of a story in each still-life.

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