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'Near Visible' and 'Perfectly Placed' highlights the successful and extensive careers of Sebastian Pearson and Edward Hopley. This exhibition at the AOP Gallery offers the viewer an opportunity to escape from the every day and mundane, through inspired imagery and share some different concepts of beauty. Both Edward Hopley and Sebastian Pearson are artists with Britart.com.
'Near Visible': Photographs by Sebastian Pearson
This is a collection of fine art infrared photographs taken by Sebastian Pearson as he travelled the world on photographic projects over the past six years. In this exhibit, viewers are taken on a journey, visiting landscapes that range from the amazing temples and stupas of 'Bagan', to the surreal salt desert landscapes of 'Salar de Uyuni'. Also on show are striking scenes of 'Monument Valley'.
Through his creative use of Infrared film, Pearson adds another dimension to familiar scenery and landscapes, bathing his photographs in an unearthly light, giving them a dreamlike quality and giving the viewer the opportunity to open their eyes and re-evaluate.
'Perfectly Placed': Photographs by Edward Hopley
Award winning landscape photographer Edward Hopley has spent the last five years recreating the magnificence of traditional landscape photography. Having worked for Christie's, Hopley has travelled the world documenting a cocktail of individual tastes, from minimalist to opulent, in the warehouses of Shoreditch to castles in Switzerland. The impact of this experience upon his own aesthetic is apparent and Hopley interprets this into his unique vision of topographical art, which examines the relationship between constructed art and the implications of its surroundings.
In a world dominated by the coldness of digital imagery, Hopley explores this by using the medium to champion both the mental and physical values of his surroundings. These poignant images explore the emotional tags attached to the landscape, where human expression collides with natural form in these delicately sparse vistas. No matter where these images recorded, by sharing his wanderlust, Hopley is provoking an emotional response, sometimes ecstatic and occasionally despairing.
Hopley has been successful in capturing images that transcend simple documentation to become something more profound, and thus the objects within a particular landscape must be 'Perfectly Placed'.
These exhibitions can be seen from the 22 October - 27 October at the AOP Gallery, 81 Leonard Street, London.
Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 9.30am - 6pm Saturday - 12.00-4.00pm.