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Colin Gatward

Colin divides his time between Vancouver and Pender Island. Shunning photographic enhancement techniques and printing on dibond aluminum, Colin plays with our perceptions yet presents the reality of the image as seen through his camera.

 

Colin was the 2012 winner of the Sidney Fine Art "Best in Show" and "Best Photograph". He exhibits mainly on Pender Island. About the images exhibited at The George Gallery: "This series recaptures the sense of the fragile nature of our homes and the impermanence that change brings.

 

These images of an abandoned diamond mine in SW Namibia reveal how, with each day, the surrounding desert sand encroaches further into the homes and civic buildings - it's purpose to subsume and eventually eradicate the evidence of our toil and disruption in this most natural of places - whilst demonstrating the power of nature to impact our lives despite our efforts to control  and contain it.

 

One will notice, when moving past each piece, perspective and distance change and distort, allowing the viewer to interpret a personal narrative - one that changes again and again as light and distance influence personal thoughts and visual perception" Colin Gatward All photographs are printed using pigment ink on dibond aluminum, also known as sublimation prints