Professor Xavier said that mutation is a form of evolution, so is it me or is Douglas Prince’s photographs ridiculously evolved? He explores the medium fully, addressing the potential of digital manipulation as a device for “transformations that create new perceptions” – never so abstract you don’t recognise his subject matter but ambiguous and beautiful enough to read beyond the obvious.
A great example is Shore Lines which features strange slabs of beach rock and rubble that has been cutout to frame stretched swatches of colour, presenting it in familiar graphic terms. A fascinating set of images, the natural distortions of water and alien seaweed formations become interchangeable with Prince’s own artistic interferences so that the elision between his collage effect, inverted colours and peppered traces of images act to highlight the weirdness of the natural forms themselves.
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