PREVIEW: Graham Fink NOMADS at Riflemaker

Green Rembrant lo res
Green Rembrant Photography printed onto white marble from the quarries of Thassos
60 cm x 45cm x 1cm 2012

Old Face lo res
Wizard Face Photography printed onto white marble from the quarries of Thassos
60 cm x 45cm x 1cm 2010

pink mao lo res
Pink Mao Photography printed onto white marble from the quarries of Thassos
60 cm x 45cm x 1cm 2013

NOMADS is at Riflemaker 79 BEAK STREET REGENT STREET LONDON W1F 9SU www.riflemaker.org 9th – 22nd January 2014 Private view Wednesday 8th January 2014

“l’image poétique devrait être plus vague et plus soluble dans l’air”
Paul Verlaine

As with poetic images, so it is with the visual. Indefinite and fluid, they are all around. The child sees a face in the moon, ghosts in the sand, where the abstract becomes figurative, the throwaway becomes profound, the imagined real.

Since childhood, filmmaker Graham Fink has seen faces; scratches in concrete, flaking paint, knots in the wood, clouds, fire; faces in everything.the apparitions grew and the spirits began to follow him. Like coincidental friendships, seeking freedom of expression in life as well as art. Fink recorded these‘found’characters, taking photographs everywhere he went. More than three thousand ghosts recorded over the years. The impact of an imagination deriving energy and meaning from an acutely sensitive response to the natural and supernatural world and the symbolism of the images which nature throws up.

Fink’s debut exhibition NOMADS consists of twelve of the most insistent ‘pareidolia’*, printed onto the purest white marble. The medium radiates life through the layers amalgamated in the printing process, one of the oldest known to man. The spirits take on another existence, becoming at one with the stone. As with the aeolian harp, the music in the air, they are always waiting. All we have to do is look.

* ‘pareidolia’ an imagined stimulus, image or sound which appears to be significant

About Mark Westall

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