PAT BRASSINGTON: THE APPROACH
I do seem to be attracted to the enigmatic.
Too much digging into one’s motivation runs counter to free-flowing spontaneity, but I do seem to be attracted to the enigmatic. When morphing an image I baulk prior to resolution and may prefer to leave it hovering uncertain and incomplete. Our minds endlessly seek resolution and hence closure exerts magnetic attraction. My aim is to use this gravitas to spin off towards other possibilities.
This work revisits strategies that I have used in the past where I have regulated the visual sense of ‘the piece’ through syntax and through the use of multiple images, instead of singular images and individual frames. I aim to pitch my images just off the verge of normality, into those dense patches where the commonplace goes awry.