John A. Blythe Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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I am interested in exploring photography as ‘Inframedium’, playing with the boundaries of the photographic object, its material ‘nature’ and the visual possibilities that exist within it. Stripping away the ‘Apparatus’ of the camera and thus stepping out of the arena of the technical image, I am exploring a different set of gestures with which to reveal the material’s phenomenological potential.

Situated in and beyond the realm of light based image making, my art practice focuses on the familiar and unfamiliar in the (often repetitive) daily experiences of life, the physical interactions involved in moving from place to place and internally to places of memory, sensation and the ineffable. I interrogate the material, experiential and perceptual nature of these interactions through a practice of attending to the present moment. I see my work existing as an ‘Inframedium’ between still image, time based media and sound, digital and analogue, process and concept.

My interest is as much in the process of photography as in the subject. My current work explores the conceptual possibilities of the make process in photography bringing it closer to the performance of painting, broadening the potentiality to explore connections between process, material and meaning.

I am interested in exploring photography as ‘Inframedium’, playing with the boundaries of the photographic object, its material ‘nature’ and the visual possibilities that exist within it. Stripping away the ‘Apparatus’ of the camera and thus stepping out of the arena of the technical image, I am exploring a different set of gestures with which to reveal the material’s phenomenological potential.

My practice is informed and supported through the integration of my artist teacher identities. I am committed to the value art brings to both individuals and communities, not just engagement with works of art but perhaps more so, the practice of art. I am particularly interested in the role art practice can play in developing analytical thinking, critical discourse, political awareness and shared experiences in the wider community.

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Chroma Divided Series: KCPC-SL (PP1/1/5-PF10/1/9)181204 -1, Unique Colour Coupler Photographic Print, 2018, £595

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A Little Light, Various: Digital Pigment Prints, Duratran (Lightbox Frame), Video Soundscape, 2017

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The Speed of Light, The Speed of Me, Various: Digital Pigment Prints, Bookwork Bound Cyanotype Illustrations, Framed Digital Pigment Print/Silver Gelatin Solographs , 2017

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AbstractExperimentalLandscapeMemorySite-specific